The Way North

When a lost, cold and very pregnant young woman stumbles on to her rural homestead in the Minnesota wilderness, Freddy Hanson doesn't hesitate to take her in. It's the right thing to do, and as the county's former Sheriff, Freddy has dedicated her life to protecting and serving others. But when her new guest turns out to be a Sudanese refugee making a run for the Canadian border, what it means to...
When a lost, cold and very pregnant young woman stumbles on to her rural homestead in the Minnesota wilderness, Freddy Hanson doesn't hesitate to take her in. It's the right thing to do, and as the county's former Sheriff, Freddy has dedicated her life to protecting and serving others. But when her new guest turns out to be a Sudanese refugee making a run for the Canadian border, what it means to protect and serve becomes a more complicated, and far more dangerous, question.

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The Way North

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  • Pioneer Theatre Company:
    22 Apr. 2019
    As a part of our Play-by-Play series, "The Way North" had our audience leaning in. It's a play that effortlessly weaves the urgent present and past pain. It's poetic, relevant, and well paced — besides being unique in content with original characters and a timeless moral core.
  • Rachel Bublitz:
    20 Apr. 2019
    This play is wonderfully layered. Lacing together stories of survival, love, and the harsh truths both of nature and the world we live in. While grappling with relevant questions today, THE WAY NORTH is also super funny throughout, Palmquist is excellent at using humor to cut the dramatic tension of a scene. There's a pressure that builds throughout this play, with a completely earned ending that knocked my socks off. I saw THE WAY NORTH as a reading, and would love to see it fully produced. So well done.
  • Patricia Milton:
    19 Apr. 2019
    Well-drawn characters struggle with a timely and urgent dilemma. I enjoyed reading this play and would love to see it performed.

Development History

Awards

Finalist
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New Play Festival
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Boston Court
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2019
Finalist
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Conference
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
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2018