Performed on the beaches of Southern California, Second Skin returns to the origins of theater as stories told around a fire.
A Words in the World
by The West
and The Flagship Ensemble
When Quinn discovers her estranged mother is dying, she returns home. As she cares for her mother, Quinn wrestles with disturbing childhood memories. What is her mother's secret? What do the Irish bedtime stories of Selkies her mother once told her really mean?
Told in three interconnected monologues, Second Skin investigates the fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, and how one mistake can reverberate across generations.
Santa Monica Beach
April 24 - May 15
Westmont Fringe Festival
April 15 - 16
Isla Vista Arts
April 14 at 7pm
La Jolla Shores
April 1 - 3
“Ingenious choice of The West and The Flagship Ensemble to produce Idaszak's piece (with integral elements of water) actually near the wave-crashing shoreline.”
—Broadway World Los Angeles
“Love is an implacable force of nature, Second Skin poignantly insists, with the power to imperil as well as redeem.”
—San Diego Story
“Idaszak’s writing is often beautiful, lyrical and evocative. . . .
Under Jopson’s direction, the three performances are potent, and at times, spine-tingling.”
—Times of San Diego