Written by Kara O'Rourke
Directed by Catherine Alam-Nist
August 22, 2023 through August 24, 2023
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191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA. 02143
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ABOUT THE SHOW
"SELKIE PLAY" is an original play by Kara O’Rourke named after the Irish myth of the "SELKIE," a creature who can shapeshift between seal and human form.
In the stories, "SELKIE" women are often forced to wed human men who steal and hide away their seal skin, without which they cannot return to the sea.
Through this mythology and some other familiar faces from literature, the text explores ideas of gender fluidity, gender roles, cisnormativity, heteronormativity, sexuality, and the desire to reclaim one’s identity after it’s been stolen.
Also fishing nets, harpoons, flower crowns, and Captain Ahab from "Moby Dick."
Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)
ABOUT PARMA CHAI GALLERY - OUT OF THE BLUE COMMUNITY ARTS
THE PARMA CHAI GALLERY - OUT OF THE BLUE COMMUNITY ARTS is a beloved art gallery, music venue, and literary salon known for our lively local art exhibits and music shows. With 30 years of experience in the arts and hosting events both public and private, formal and casual, we have always worked to ensure art flourishes in our neighborhood. At the gallery, there is space available for artists and makers to work in, as well as room for art shows, music, rehearsals, and other creative activities such as classes, dance, and yoga.
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