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Sea Sick

Produced by The Theatre Centre
Welcome home, Sea Sick! After touring this past year across the UK, Europe, and Canada, and its American premiere at The Kennedy Centre, Sea Sick is back home at The Theatre Centre for the first time since 2018. Join us for a one-week, limited engagement before Alanna and the team head to their next stop: Reykjavik, Iceland.


“The ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off.” The Theatre Centre’s Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell is a critically acclaimed production about climate change, and the state of the global ocean, which has toured Canada and the world. Experience this powerful story in which Mitchell uses science and delicate wit to tell us about her journey to the bottom of the ocean, the demons she discovered there, and her hope for the future. Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author (New York Times, CBC’s Quirks & Quarks, Globe and Mail, and more) who writes about science and social trends specializing in investigative reporting. Sea Sick is inspired by her international bestseller and award-winning book of the same name.

Following Thursday’s show, Residency artist Nehal El-Hadi will join Alanna on stage for Staging the Environmental Beat, a special post-show conversation exploring the intersection of environmental journalism and theatre.


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Written and performed by Alanna Mitchell
Directed by Franco Boni, with Ravi Jain
Set & Costume Designer: Shawn Kerwin
Lighting Designer: Rebecca Picherack
Sound Designer: Tim Lindsay
Stage Manager and Touring Lighting Designer: Melissa Joakim
Produced by The Theatre Centre

From October 5
to October 8, 2022

Tickets are PWYC: $15, $30, $45, $60


Franco Boni Theatre

Performance Dates

Opening Night + Reception
Wednesday Oct. 5 @ 8PM

Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 8PM
Friday, Oct. 7 @ 8PM*
Saturday, Oct. 8 @ 8PM

*ASL will be offered

This performance is 75 mins. (60 mins. + 15 mins. Q&A)