The Last Viking: How Roald Amundsen Took the South Pole

Encore Players Community Theatre of Trumansburg is pleased to present “The Last Viking: How Roald Amundsen Took the South Pole.” This is the second in a series of one-act plays featuring the exciting true stories of Antarctic explorers.

Trumansburg native and Antarctic guide and historian, Louise Adie, brings to life the adventurers and heroes of the early 20th century through her true stories of these great explorers. With costumes, props, and photos, Ms. Adie paints a picture of the daunting task of covering hundreds of miles in the blasting cold Antarctic desert using only skis, dogs, sleds and men.

The comfortably renovated Silver Queen Barn provides a unique performance venue for the telling of this remarkable and compelling story. “The Last Viking” describes the story of Norwegian Roald Amundsen’s successful bid for being the first person to visit the South Pole.

Discover for yourself why Amundsen’s plan succeeded where others had failed. Follow his progress from his youth as a medical school student through two decades of meticulous preparation as he strove to become the first person to make it to the last unexplored frontier on earth in 1911. Watch and listen to the recounting of this marvelous and daring, yet extremely well-organized expedition.


All tickets are just $8 and available through this website (stay tuned) and at the door.

  • Who
    Louise Adie and The Encore Players Community Theatre of Trumansburg, NY.
  • What
    “The Last Viking: How Roald Amundsen Took the South Pole,” a one-act play.
  • Where
    The Silver Queen Farm
    5286 Stillwell Road
    Trumansburg, New York
  • When
    November 11, 12 and 13, 2016
    7:30pm for the Friday and Saturday shows, 2:00pm for the Sunday show

“Victory awaits him who has everything in order ~ luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time, bad luck we call it.”
~Roald Amundsen