Event type: All Ages / Licensed
SEA SICK is a one woman play written and performed by Alanna Mitchell.
The Old Town Hall is proud to present this riveting production Nov 1-4, 2018.
Directed by Franco Boni Co-Directed by Ravi Jain Produced by The Theatre Centre
"...the ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off..."
Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell’s critically acclaimed and Dora-nominated production about the state of the global ocean, premiered at The Theatre Centre in 2014 and has since toured around Canada (Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Victoria, Montreal...) and the world. Come and experience this powerful story in which Mitchell uses science and her own delicate wit to tell us about her journey to the bottom of the ocean, the demons she discovered there, and her hope for the future.
Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author (New York Times, CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, Globe and Mail, and more) who writes about science and social trends specializing in investigative reporting. Sea Sick is inspired by her international bestseller and award-winning book of the same name.
Praise for Sea Sick
“a thrilling...cautionary tale” – Toronto Star
“Terrifying, laugh-out-loud funny, and ultimately hopeful, Mitchell's Sea Sick is a must-see...” – Vancouver Observer
Alanna Mitchell is "cheerfully self-deprecating and unabashedly colourful" – The Globe and Mail
Praise for Alanna Mitchell’s book Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis “Alanna Mitchell has brilliantly woven together the threads of science takig pace all over the world pointing to an accelerating crisis in the world’s oceans...The climate crisis is more an ocean crisis. That she still finds reasons to hope is one reason you must read this book.” – Elizabeth May
“A riveting book of revelations about earth’s largest and most important habitat.” – Australian biologist and author Tim Flannery
“Sea Sick is the most comprehensive book to date on the state of our oceans. With a writer’s eye for detail and a reporter’s expertise in pulling in disparate information, Mitchell has woven a powerful and deeply unsettling story about our collective abuse of the cradle of all life. Fortunately, she also gives us hope and a path forward if we have the wisdom to act.” – Maude Barlow
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Cutoff is Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.