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Winner of Best New Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Islander tells a modern myth featuring two actors who use live mixing and looping technology to create a sonic landscape as dramatic as the Scottish coastline. Eilidh is the only child on Kinnan Island, where most of the dwindling population has moved to the “Big Land.” The government has proposed to resettle the rest, and the town must vote soon on whether or not to accept the offer. But the day after a baby whale beaches itself, Eilidh discovers a young girl named Arran along the shore, who seems straight out of Scottish folklore. As the two form a friendship, Islander takes audiences on a magical journey to transcend loss, recover hope, and find community.

 

Conceived and Directed by
Amy Draper

Associate Direction by
Eve Nicol

Book by
Stewart Melton

Music and Lyrics by
Finn Anderson

2023-24 Season
Part of the 2023-24 Season

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Islander: A New Musical

April 11 - April 28 2024

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