The programme committee is proposing something out of the ordinary for Saturday, November 4th. It is inviting members to join several other members for a matinee performance of a play in Kingston. ‘Sea Sick’ is written and performed by Alana Mitchell.
We will not be buying group tickets but instead propose that each member call: 613.530.2050 or email https://www.kingstongrand.ca/performances the box office at the Grand Theatre for their own tickets. The cost of tickets is: $36.37.
Members can choose to travel buy rail or by bus. The cost of the train and that of a Voyageur coach is: between $85-$95 return.
Members may choose to car-pool. One scenario would be for members to leave by car around 9am. Kingston is approximately a 2-hour drive. We can suggest two restaurants (Pan Chancho or Chez Piggy on Princess St.) and some of you may wish to meet up there before the play.
About the Play:
The play, a one women play is called ‘Sea Sick’ was written in 2014. It is about the deplorable state of our oceans. It is a “ tale of grand adventure and marvelous discovery with a dollop of humour, peopled with some of the most fascinating scientists in the world.” The play is based on the author’s book, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis’.
“A thrilling, yet highly disturbing cautionary tale”
“Riveting and stimulating”
About the author:
Alana Mitchell is a Canadian journalist, author and playwright, fascinated with the intersection of science, art and society. Her second book, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis, was an international best seller that won the U.S.-based Grantham Prize for excellence in environmental journalism in 2010. She holds degrees in English literature and journalism; worked for many newspapers and won many awards including the Atkinson Fellowship in Journalism and the Grantham Prize.