SCCC theater becomes a seaside with the upcoming play

John Patrick Shanley’s play “Sailor’s Song” addresses issues that will challenge the lives of the audience.


Daniela Weihskopf

A flyer for the play “The Sailor’s Song,” which will be performed starting on Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Islip Arts Building.

Daniela Weihskopf, Reporter

For the first time, SCCC Theater brings to its stage Sailor’s Song, a thrilling and melancholic romantic seaside story embellished with dance, and musicals.

The thought-provoking play depicts romance vs. death, order vs. chaos, and reality vs. fantasy. It will be performed at the Islip Arts Building Theater on March 10-12, at 7:30 p.m.; March 17-19, at 7:30 p.m. and March 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. 

“Someone who wants to learn would love this show,” Elizabeth Campbell, a sophomore and cast member of the play, said. “This show is all about fate and what sort of grasp it holds on to a person and their course of life.”

The play follows five characters: Rich, John, Lucy, Joan, and Carla. The main character, Rich, a commercial sailor, is at a critical stage and is forced to evaluate every moment of his life: the meaning of his decisions and the power of love. The audience will watch his story and wonder about their own and ask themselves what they can and cannot change for their own lives.

Sailor’s Song, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Play, premiered in 2004 at the Public Theater’s Shiva Theater in New York with LAByrinth Theater Company. Following its premiere, the play has been performed in numerous theaters across North America and in college theater productions as a showcase of student talent.

Those interested in attending can call (631) 451-4163 or go to the theater’s website to reserve or purchase a ticket.

“People should come to see this show to have an experience,” said Campbell. “This show is absolutely a once in a lifetime experience, one that they can soak in every word and truly breathe in another portion of the world for a while.”