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Cirque de Sea – A Play About An Oyster
Cirque de Sea – A Play About An Oyster (2012)
  • Jeffrey P. Hedquist
The premier of Cirque de Sea: a shucking good scientifically based comedy about an Oyster will be held at Provincetown Theatre July 29, 30, 31, Aug 1, 2012 and Sundays through Labor Day. It’s adult theatre with early evening performances suitable for children. Cirque de Sea is a teaching tale about the ecosystem of the Bay told through Sammy Spat, a developing oyster. The tale addresses issues of self-acceptance and finding one's place as it builds environmental appreciation. The performance is entertaining and educational. The audience will see, learn, and laugh about the "drama of Bay life". It's been described as an aqua-cultural fusion of art and environment. It has been performed in past seasons at: First Night Boston, Grand Ballroom, Hynes Convention Center; the Cotuit Center for the Arts; the Wianno Club; the Wellfleet Oyster Festival; and at the Horace Mann School as the culminating event of a three week residency. Cirque De Sea is a production of The Living Arts Institute, a Cape Cod-based organization with a global reach that is dedicated to community and environmental betterment through the arts. Cirque de Sea is part of the organization’s current initiative “Will Oysters Save the World?” and has joined with a larger circle of university and community members, including Dr. Anamarija Frankic, University of Massachusetts Boston Faculty and Director of the Green Harbors Project, and the Massachusetts Oyster Project, working to restore oyster populations in New England coastal areas. Oysters offer essential ecosystem services including improving water quality, stabilizing shoreline sediments, and providing habitat for a variety of fish and other marine organisms. Tickets for Cirque de Sea are on sale at
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Jeffrey P. Hedquist. "Cirque de Sea – A Play About An Oyster" Cirque de Sea – A Play About An Oyster (2012)
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