A new play by Sarah Shaefer
Directed by Daniel Talbott
In 2016 Z Space is making as many of our shows as possible FEE FREE! The face value of your Selkie ticket is exactly what you pay anytime, on our website or at the door.
Running Time 90 minutes; No Intermission
Selkie contains mature subject matter, nudity and strong language, and is not recommended for children under 12.
Also, due to the unique nature of the staging and logistics for there is no late seating, and no re-admission if you leave the theater during the performance.
Presented by Weathervane and Rising Phoenix Repertory
Feb 9 - Feb 24
Directed by Bay Area native Daniel Talbott, (last seen on stage here in Eurydice at Berkeley Rep and 3F, 4F at The Magic), SELKIE takes place in a fictional northern California coastal town in a bygone era. As the play opens, a body floats at the edge of land and sea. It is the selkie Adele, an immortal being stripped of her memory and magic, wasting away as a result of her estrangement from the ocean. Unable to return to the sea without the sealskin pelt that has been stolen from her, she finds herself in a town in which she can never belong, amongst people who by turns care for and shun her. Adele is drawn into the desires and dark secrets of the townspeople who are inextricably bound to her story. She dives into a furious search to remember and uncover the trauma of her history and reclaim her identity and freedom.