Defeat is a dirty word in Strawdog’s puzzling ‘The Conquest of the South Pole’

Powerlessness. Mob mentality. Virtual worlds. Avoidance. Depression. Escape. These are just a few of the themes explored in German playwright Manfred Karge’s subversively dark comedy The Conquest of the South Pole. Written before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Karge’s play looks at how the suffocating despair after losing one’s job in a depressed economy… Read More Defeat is a dirty word in Strawdog’s puzzling ‘The Conquest of the South Pole’