Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA

The Skidmore College Department of Theater has announced the premiere of a multilingual version of The Orphan Sea by Caridad Svich, 2012 Lifetime Achievement OBIE award winner. Director Eunice Ferreira, Skidmore theater professor, innovatively infuses the play with multiple languages, song, poetry, film and dance to invite audiences on a metatheatrical journey. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below!

The Orphan Sea is a multimedia theater experience that weaves the myth of Odysseus and Penelope with global stories of migration. With the playwright's permission, Ferreira and a diverse cast of actors created the multilingual version in rehearsal. As playwright Svich describes, "This is a story of us, here, now, and also of who we were once. It is a story of those that cross rivers and seas and those that wait for them, of a lover who searches for one lost years ago, and of someone called Penelope, who may be waiting for someone called Odysseus."

Caridad Svich is an internationally celebrated playwright and translator. Her numerous awards include the 2012 Obie award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater. Svich has been closely involved with this production, collaborating with Ferreira and the cast in rehearsal to bring this production to life. Svich delivered a public talk to the Skidmore and Saratoga Springs community at the Tang Museum in October. On Thursday, December 1st, she will participate in a post-show discussion.

Tickets: $12 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. To reserve seats, call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at (518) 580-5439, email boxoffice@skidmore.edu or find us online on Facebook or at skidmore.edu/academics/theater.

The Orphan Sea was originally commissioned and produced by the University of Missouri - Columbia Department of Theatre under the direction of Kevin Bro.

Photo Credit: Sue Kessler

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Skidmore College's Black Box Show THE ORPHAN SEA
The cast of Skidmore Theater's THE ORPHAN SEA

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