Sorrow of the Sea Maidens
Book By Fengar Gael
Schedule: May 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16
Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM; Sundays at 2:00 PM
On the fictitious Caribbean island of Dolphina, under the looming threat of climate change, Gwendolyn Welles, a marine biologist awaits the birth of her genetically modified daughter. In the last months of the pregnancy, an ultrasound image reveals a fetus with webbed hands, feet, and gills. Her husband and doctor recommend an immediate abortion, but Gwendolyn refuses, the pregnancy continues, and the child is born. This new play by Fingar Gael addresses the ethics of human genetic manipulation in a fanciful and intriguing way by exploring various characters’ reactions to the baby and the way their relationships are altered by this unprecedented situation.