Performances are April 22-May 17. Six Degrees will be postponed until next season.
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me has a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro with music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda from the power-pop trio GrooveLily. Vigoda also comprises half of the cast, alongside Wade McCollum (Priscilla Queen of the Desert).
Lisa Peterson directs the production, which will officially open April 24.
In Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, press notes state, "a sleep-deprived single mom and video game music composer is contacted across time by the famour polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. Inspired by her music, he shares his epic Antarctic journey with her in video and song. Together they struggle toward and conquer new horizons in this cross-time love affair for the ages. Ms. Vigoda and Mr. McCollum not only act and sing, but accompany themselves (with one other musician) onstage, with the use of keyboards and drum machines, sound loopers, electric violins and an acoustic banjo in a score that encompasses all musical styles. The world of the play, which encompasses video, skype technology and green screen imagery, are the work of production designer Alexander Nichols."
For ticket information visit www.gsponline.org. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue.