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The Navigators in conjunction with Otherworld Theatre present: SHELTER by Jack Horton Gilbert

The Navigators in collaboration with Otherworld Theatre Company are pleased to announce the midwestern premiere of SHELTER by Jack Horton Gilbert. The play will be performed at Otherworld Theatre, July 12-August 4th. Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are pay what you can with a $15 suggested donation. Tickets are available HERE.


About the play
If you broadcast a radio show, and no one is alive to hear it, does it still rock-n-roll? Set in an underground bunker after a catastrophic climate-change disaster, Captain Izzy Hicks broadcasts a rockin’ radio show in hopes of finding any survivors on the surface. Kept company only by MOM, the resident AI, and her trusty robot companion, iZak, Izzy tries desperately to stay fit in mind, body, and spirit, as her resources slowly run out, and the reality of being truly alone begins to set in…

Cast & Crew
SHELTER is written by Navigators guest artist Jack Horton Gilbert and directed by company producing artistic director Ariel Francoeur. Cast: Ariel Francoeur as Izzy, Frank Rose as iZak, and Jean Marie Koon as MOM. Set by Abbie Reed, lights by Matthew Carney and Alex Casillas, sound design by Sean DeMers, costumes by Bella Poynton and the company, technical direction by Manny Ortiz, and stage management by Greg Delany Walker.


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