By Laurie Brooks
Directed by Jean Wolski
On the wild rocky coast of the islands north of Scotland, it is told ‘round the peat fires that the selkies transform into beautiful lasses on Midsummer's Eve and dance on the beach, celebrating the dual nature of the seal people—land and sea. Sixteen-year-old Elin Jean, who knows she is different from "the others," is drawn to the forbidden churn of the North Sea, where the islanders' deepest fears are rooted. As she stands on the threshold of womanhood, Elin Jean discovers a hidden pelt that unlocks a mystery foretold by the selkies and is set on a path to find "the knowin'" she desperately seeks. The original version of this play was featured at the Bonderman Playwriting for Youth National Symposium and New Visions/New Voices at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and it won a Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education.
Youth Theatre Offering.
Produced by special arrangement with THE
DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois