Finley Frankfurter is a 15-year-old fisherwoman who is terrible at fishing. H.S. Crank is a grumpy old lighthouse keeper who has been sitting for 20 years in the dark. Together, this unlikely pair begins an adventure through the ocean to find the Elixir of Life, an elusive remedy that will save Finley’s father from a mysterious illness. On their journey, the pair encounter mermaids and pirates, whirlpools and their worst fears, and finally a new understanding of the meaning of family, friendship, and belief in yourself.
Guinevere “Gwenny” Govea began Spells of the Sea in quarantined isolation and, with Anna Pickett, developed it into a podcast during the pandemic. Now, this unique tale breathes new life on the stage in this world premiere!
Metro Theater Company
by special arrangement with Megan Ann Rasmussen Productions
presents the World Premiere of Spells of the Sea
Book, Music and Lyrics by Guinevere Govea with additional creative contributions by Anna Amelia Rose Pickett
Based on the podcast created by Guinevere Govea
Directed by Julia Flood
Music Direction by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Best enjoyed by ages 8 and up