Photo by: Bill Ellison of Granada Theater
You’re looking into the beautiful yet unforgiving landscape of the Alaskan wilderness: daunting mountains, frozen rivers, miles of undisturbed alabaster snow. The protagonist (lead singer and guitarist, John Gourley) is preparing for a journey with nothing but a rifle, a sled and his dogs. He sets off, and stops for nothing but to eat and make camp for the night. He wakes up to find one of his dogs has been killed, and the rest are missing. Wielding his gun he goes out in search of them. After what seems like hours of looking he hears barking in the distance. With his spirits heightened he uses all of his exhausted energy to run toward the sound. Frantically fighting through thick snow and fatigue he has a hard time staying on his feet, but the barking is getting louder. Just as he is about to reach them he trips and shoots himself in the face. The dogs discover his body and eat his brain. Read the review of the show after the jump.