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Critically Acclaimed Play 'Sea Sick' by Alanna Mitchell coming to Burlington

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News Release

October 12, 2017






“ …the ocean contains the switch of life. Not land, not the atmosphere. The ocean. And that switch can be turned off..." Alanna Mitchell, Sea Sick 

Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell’s critically acclaimed and Dora-nominated production about the state of the global ocean, premiered at The Theatre Centre in Toronto in 2014 and has since toured around Canada and the world.  Directed by Franco Boni, Artistic Director of The Theatre Centre and Co-Directed by Ravi Jain, Artistic and General Director of Why Not Theatre, Sea Sick comes to The Burlington Performing Arts Centre November 16-18. 

Come and experience this powerful story in which Mitchell uses science and her own 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.  Alanna Mitchell is "cheerfully self-deprecating and unabashedly colourful" says The Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Observer said “Terrifying, laugh-out-loud funny, and ultimately hopeful, Mitchell's Sea Sick is a must-see.”

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.   

Tickets for Sea Sick at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, November 16-18 at 7:30pm and November 18 at 2pm, can be purchased by phone at 905-681-6000, online at, or in person at the Box Office located at 440 Locust Street.

Sea Sick: From Book to Play

Sea Sick Trailer