The Wonder Show presents The Arctic Theatre Royal, a magic lantern show featuring images and text sourced from the Athenaeum’s Special Collections! During the 19th century, Arctic exploration captivated the public imagination. Let the Wonder Show’s performance of The Arctic Theatre Royal capture yours! This magic lantern performance brings early glimpses of the Arctic, original poetry and text from explorer William Parry’s 1819 voyage to life for contemporary audiences. The content comes directly from the shipboard documents of 1819, including Parry’s journal and the North Georgia Gazette, which are both housed within the Athenaeum’s Travel and Exploration Collection.