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Make Thee an Ark: A New Play
October 8 : 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Get your tickets here! : http://tinyurl.com/maketheeanark
Taking place in Mary’s Chapel at Selby Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point campus, Make Thee an Ark is a new play set 300 years in the future in a New Ark floating above an undersea Florida. Moored to an old oil rig, the New Ark harbors what may be the last vestiges of humanity after global warming has wreaked havoc on the planet. Two sisters tell stories of a Florida long forgotten while elsewhere on the ship, the Pastor, the leader of the New Ark, prepares his people for an oncoming storm.
Combining storytelling with immersive performance, projection, and puppetry, Make Thee an Ark interprets the archived histories of Historic Spanish Point from the perspective of a generation living in the flooded future.
Following the final performance of Make Thee an Ark is the Ark Dialogues panel, a free public panel and discussion focused on the play’s use of Sarasota history, and how it combines lived Sarasota experiences with a fictional narrative about Florida’s possible futures. More info about Ark Dialogues here: tinyurl.com/ArkDialogues
Make Thee an Ark is directed and conceived by New College of Florida alumna Raychel Ceciro, and written in collaboration with Logan Gabrielle Schulman and Sam Sanford. It was made possible through a John Ringling Towers Individual Artist Grant for the Performing Arts received by Raychel Ceciro and Eugenia Titterington, who are both performing in the play.