Suzette Who Set to Sea
‘The script is clever, with lots of linguistic tricks that will be enjoyable to adults and to older kids. And there is lots of room for all the slapstick comedy dear to children’s hearts – and adults’ hearts, too, when they admit it… I saw the play as a female empowerment study, but there was no sense of a morality play’
Hitting the Stage, Hawaii
In a small seaside village where men build boats and women do not, young Suzette knows she is different – she longs for the sea and believes she is meant for something greater than a life on land. So when a mysterious event occurs, Suzette is forced to do that most difficult thing – prove herself worthy of her destiny.
Loading her loved ones onto a boat she has secretly built, Suzette, she sets to sea.
2014, Selected as La Jolla Theater’s POP Tour Commission, touring to 53 Californian schools
This is a story told by 3, but others may help to bring it to life
Previous seasons: 1F, 2M
For ages six and up, all the way to adult
Honolulu Theater for Youth, Hawaii, USA (produced by HTY)
Da Vinci Middle School, Portland OR, USA (produced by Da Vinci)
53 schools in San Diego County, CA, USA (produced by La Jolla)
Honolulu Theater for Youth production 2015, starring Alvin Chan, Maile Holck and Junior Tesoro
- Commissioned/first produced by La Jolla Theater, 2014
- First directed by Eric Johnson