By Krista Knight. Directed by Matt Dickson.
11/30 - 12/23 at The Wild Project.
In SELKIE, American couple Keaton and Deanna, saddled with debt and buoyed by lust-driven optimism, move abroad for a fresh start. In their attempt to reinvent themselves as enterprising expats, they’re plunged into a torrid triangle with Alondra, an alluring and mischievous Selkie (half-woman half-seal).
Keaton’s aggression and Deanna’s complicity result in a maelstrom of perverse romance and wet revenge in this dark, funny, and saturated exploration of violence – of being trapped – and two approaches to escape.
In Irish, Scottish, Icelandic and Scandinavian folklore, selkies are amorous, affectionate and affable beings that can be human or seal, depending on whether they’re wearing their seal coat. Whoever controls their seal coat, controls them.