In the fall of 1990, a small team from a New England university departed for Palmer Station, Antarctica, on a year-long expedition. Using a custom drill designed specifically for their research, the team hoped to extract ice core samples that would reveal secrets about Earth’s atmosphere in ancient times. Nobody knows what they discovered since the team mysteriously disappeared after losing contact with the rest of the world eight months into their assignment.
This February, Creative Works of Lancaster hopes to cast you as a member of the rescue party sent to Antarctica to find out what became of this ill-fated fictional expedition in 8 Months on the Ice, Lancaster’s first theatrical escape room experience. Cue up some grunge music and bundle up as Creative Works of Lancaster transports audiences back to May 1991, Palmer Station, Antarctica.
8 Months on the Ice is written by Chris Silansky and co-directed by Alexander Bannon and Lydia Brubaker. The show will run February 1-10, with performances taking place on Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Audiences will be limited to 18 people per performance, so advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/8-months-on-the-ice-tickets-55024831753?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.
Audiences will need to check in for performances at the box office, which will be located at the Conestoga Restaurant. The box office will open two hours prior to each performance, and check in at least 15 minutes before start time is recommended as participants will receive further instruction at that time to begin the experience. Late arrivals will be admitted at the discretion of the box office staff. The Conestoga Restaurant will offer audience members 10% off food orders before and after each performance with proof of ticket purchase.
For more information or to contact Creative Works with questions, please visit creativelancaster.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1501 East King Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602
Tickets are $25 each, with group rates and full-show buyouts available.