Theater: Intrepid Soul

TERRA NOVA by Ted Tally

Out of the night that covers me
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever Gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

— William Ernest Henley

Those lines were written in 1888, when the future Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott was 20 years old. They seem like an appropriate epigraph for this play by Ted Tally, 25, which explores the heart of courage in a white hell of adversity.

Expertly mounted at New Haven's Yale Repertory Theater, Terra Nova offers us another fresh dramatic talent.


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