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[Seattle, WA] Islander follows a girl staring out at sea as she dreams of a life beyond the shores of her island when a mysterious stranger washes up on the shore with the tide.

Seattle Rep invites you to experience “Islander,” a new musical with a contemporary score inspired by Scotland myth and yore.

“Two actors embody a host of characters while weaving, building, and layering their voices using live looping technology,” the theatre company tells us. “This internationally acclaimed hit will create an expansive, ethereal soundscape for the ears and imagination as Seattle Rep kicks off the North American Tour.”

“The premise of ‘Islander’ is a little mystical, a little misty, a little silly,” writes The New York Times. “If you can put your cynicism on hold for an hour and a half, it offers a sweet-natured portrait of characters trying to hold onto a sense of place and home in a threatened world.

“Drawing on Scotch-Irish folk tradition — selkies, merpeople — the musical tells the story of an island split in two. Some occupants took to the land; others turned to the sea. That division remains until two teenagers meet on a beach.”

A musical showcase of epic storytelling, Seattle Rep presents “Islander,” Oct. 20 – Nov. 19, 2023.


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