Adapted and Directed by Annie Brule & Phil Bevis
Running Time: 90 minutes

Lindsay Hill’s landmark novel comes to life in its first dramatic reading. Lauded by Publisher’s Weekly and New York Magazine in their 10 Best Books of 2013, this innovative story interweaves the main character’s childhood hardships and grown-up pilgrimage in an unforgettable tale. Featuring the talents of Darragh Kennan, Jennifer Lee Taylor, Charles Leggett, and Sydney Andrews, who will bring to life the magic and intensity of Hill’s rich, poetic language for book and theater lovers alike.

There will be a special pre-show reception with Sea of Hooks author Lindsay Hill in Buster's Event Room beginning at 6:00pm. Enjoy food, drinks, and conversation at this exclusive event. To attend, purchase the special Show & Event ticket, which includes admission to the reception and the performance.

Author Reception Ticket (Show & Event) includes admission to the pre-show author reception at 6:00pm and to the performance at 7:30pm

 

Age Recommendation: 16+ for adult themes.
ACT Theatre's policy is to inform audiences of content, but to let parents, guardians, and teachers make decisions that they feel is most appropriate for youth and teens in their care.

"...less a novel, in the traditional sense, than a spiritual biography...mediations on death, memory, the relations of bones to the self, not to mention rain and snow and fog and the cosmos, are mystical, highly poetic and musically rendered—an almost impossibly sustained performance from beginning to end. Nearly every paragraph astonishes, every moment rich with magic and daring. Reminiscent of Robert Pirsig and Herman Hesse in its concern with authenticity, Sea of Hooks also has the unbearable anguish of Kafka’s diaries—making for an unforgettable trip." - See more at: http://www.acttheatre.org/Includes/Templates/production.aspx?nodeID=HW27TQHM#sthash.lHZZWxi9.dpuf
"...less a novel, in the traditional sense, than a spiritual biography...mediations on death, memory, the relations of bones to the self, not to mention rain and snow and fog and the cosmos, are mystical, highly poetic and musically rendered—an almost impossibly sustained performance from beginning to end. Nearly every paragraph astonishes, every moment rich with magic and daring. Reminiscent of Robert Pirsig and Herman Hesse in its concern with authenticity, Sea of Hooks also has the unbearable anguish of Kafka’s diaries—making for an unforgettable trip." - See more at: http://www.acttheatre.org/Includes/Templates/production.aspx?nodeID=HW27TQHM#sthash.lHZZWxi9.dpuf

Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Book of 2013:
"...less a novel, in the traditional sense, than a spiritual biography...meditations on death, memory, the relations of bones to the self, not to mention rain and snow and fog and the cosmos, are mystical, highly poetic and musically rendered—an almost impossibly sustained performance from beginning to end. Nearly every paragraph astonishes, every moment rich with magic and daring. Reminiscent of Robert Pirsig and Herman Hesse in its concern with authenticity, Sea of Hooks also has the unbearable anguish of Kafka’s diaries—making for an unforgettable trip."  --Publisher's Weekly

New York Magazine Top 10 Book of 2013:
"... a patient, astute, linguistically gorgeous account of how a self gets constructed." --New York Magazine

The Oregonian No. 1 Northwest Book of 2013:
"I can't think of the last time a book wrapped itself around me with such instant intensity, pulling me into another space, another life, one so steeped in pain from the first paragraph—yet I couldn't put it down." --The Oregonian

Sydney Andrews

Darragh Kennan

Charles Leggett

Jennifer Lee Taylor

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