In Axis Theatre Company's new drama, a group of Puritans is put to the test after they arrive on the shores of the "New World" in 1623. More…
Unable to venture far inland, the Puritans build a poorly constructed village on the rocky shore. After two years, a ship arrives with more colonists and supplies, but the captain goes mad and sets the ship on fire, sinking it. A survivor from the burned vessel tells the settlers that others are coming to save them. Eight years pass, and at last they decide that tomorrow they will head somewhere south on a journey. Then, a visitor from another world arrives. The play depicts what happens when the values and morals of Puritans are set against the grinding agony of starvation, the constant death of their children, and the horror of murder. How can they choose between bonds of home, a godless southern city and the silent sweet promise of nothing?
See it if If you like shows that deal with historical issues. Also if you like plays with complicated plots and good acting.
Don't see it if You rather see plays that are easy to follow and that deal with current issues.
See it if Well if you are still fascinated by the life of Puritans and their difficulties, this IS the show for you. Intense and disturbing.
Don't see it if If you lack patience and you cannot understand or want to understand 17th Century English dialogue and diction.