Wednesday, March 16, 2022

2-for-1 Tickets to "Discovering Antarctica": See the Award-Winning Play Performed by Ireland's Aidan Dooley





Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean & Scott

2-for-1 Rush ticket offer good through Thursday, March 17, at 3 pm. This offer is not valid for previous purchases. 

WHEN: Three Performances: Friday, March 18, at 8 pm, Saturday, March 19, at 2pm, and Sunday, March 20, at 2pm
WHERE: Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Hgts. Rd., Morristown

Polar history was made last week by the discovery of the Endurance which was sunk 106 years ago in the Antarctic. Explorers Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean lost the ship in their groundbreaking expedition in 1915. Read more about it in the article from The New York Times.

This weekend, see a live performance of one of the most daring and heroic adventures of this era, with Ireland’s Aidan Dooley who brings to life the deeds of unsung hero Tom Crean in the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre. Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctica. 

An unparalleled portrayal. It isn’t the destination; it is the journey. Mr. Dooley’s effort so vividly embodies that maxim you almost believe it."The New York Times


TICKETS: General Admission is $40.00. Member tickets are $35.00. Become a Morris Museum Member today.



Bickford Theatre COVID Guidelines

All patrons 12 years and older must provide proof of full vaccination, currently 2 shots of either Pfizer or Moderna, or one of Johnson and Johnson, and corresponding ID. All sales are final. All patrons are required to wear a face mask for the entire time they are inside at the Morris Museum and Bickford Theatre. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.



Discovering Antarctica: Heroic Tales of Shackleton, Crean & Scott (Show Segments)


About the Performance


Set during The Golden Age of Antarctic Exploration (1901-1916), discover the riveting stories of the only man who served standing alongside Scott and Shackleton in three of the most daring and challenging expeditions to the great white continent including Shackleton’s ill-fated Endurance expedition.

Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of Antarctica. The play takes you to the edge of your seat … and beyond, as it reenacts many of the era’s heroic endeavors.

This includes Crean’s infamous 36-mile solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades – described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration.”






Stowed Away: A Traveling Philographist and his Arctic Uke

On View through March 20

Extend your Arctic adventure by visiting the Morris Museum’s current exhibition, Stowed Away: A Traveling Philographist and his Arctic Uke. This exhibition explores the story behind the ukulele that “stowed-away” on Admiral Richard Byrd’s North-Pole flight of 1926. The ukulele belonged to Richard Konter, a naval veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I, who participated in Byrd expeditions to both the Arctic and Antarctic. For years after the flight, Konter used this instrument as an unusual “autograph book,” collecting the signatures of more than 150 individuals—from royalty to presidents, explorers to generals, scientists to politicians—who added their names to this unique artifact of Arctic history.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation.




From our Friends at the Irish Repertory Theatre



A Touch of the Poet

By Eugene O’Neill

Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly

Now – April 17, 2022


Laden with debt, Con Melody (Robert Cuccioli) clings to his identity as a gentleman and hero, chastising his family for actions that expose their Irish origins. When his daughter falls in love, his pride drives him to an explosive reckoning with his place in the New World. This tragic tale about the immigrant experience and generational aspiration was the first work written for O’Neill’s famously unfinished cycle about the Irish in America.




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