Linda Marie Smith's
"Mearra-Selkie from the Sea"
Tuesday, March 1 from 7 to 9pm
doors open at 6:30pm
The ancient Celtic tale of the Selkie is the setting for Mearra—Selkie from the Sea, a musical multimedia extravaganza. Audiences of all ages are drawn into this unforgettable family friendly presentation based on the story of a mythical seal with the mysterious ability to metamorphose into a human being.
Infusing Linda Marie Smith's original, richly orchestrated songs with evocative, hand-drawn, animated images (created by the spectacular Catherine and Sarah Satrun), Mearra—Selkie from the Sea presents an enigmatic and bittersweet story of love, loss, and transformation that begins with Mearra, a young Selkie maiden, who falls in love with a lonely fisherman (Ian) who is equally entranced by her supernatural beauty. Mearra bids farewell to her life in the sea, marries Ian, and starts a family. However, seven years later, the sea inexorably calls for Mearra's return.
Airing nationally on PBS in 2016, Linda Marie Smith’s performance of “Mearra~Selkie From the Sea” was filmed at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago by Chris Olsen of Kai Harding Inc.. It premiered in March of 2015 on PBS in Chicago.
$20 in advance with credit card, or by check payable to "WDCB Public Radio" at door on event night provided you have made a reservation with host Lilli Kuzma. Email host Lilli at LKupbeat@aol.com with any questions or reservation requests.
(no cash will be accepted).
Your name will be on the guest list the night of the event. No tickets will be mailed in advance.
For sales after 3pm on the day of the event, PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT.
Light Refreshments are complimentary.
WDCB studios, lower level of the Student Resource Center (SRC)
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
enter directly into WDCB on the west side of the building, door #SRC 10!
There is a sidewalk along the west side of the building, just under the 'bridge' or overpass. You can drop someone off right by this west entrance, but will have to park your car in the (free) lots in front of the building.
Please email Lilli Kuzma if you require handicap access: LKupbeat@aol.com
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Email host Lilli Kuzma at LKupbeat@aol.com