Of Serpents & Sea Spray

FULL LENGTH: OF SERPENTS AND SEA SPRAY, tells the story of an orphan named Iro who is the subject of ridicule by other children and punishment by uncaring foster parents. During one of her many tours through solitary confinement in the closet, Iro’s imagination brings the her with a mission: find Pegasus. On her quest, taking with her only books and her imaginary friend Annika, Iro hides herself on an ocean...
FULL LENGTH: OF SERPENTS AND SEA SPRAY, tells the story of an orphan named Iro who is the subject of ridicule by other children and punishment by uncaring foster parents. During one of her many tours through solitary confinement in the closet, Iro’s imagination brings the her with a mission: find Pegasus. On her quest, taking with her only books and her imaginary friend Annika, Iro hides herself on an ocean liner, joins a circus, and has many other adventures... and along the way finds the truth about the death of her parents.
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Of Serpents & Sea Spray

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  • Emily Hageman:
    16 Jul. 2018
    A marvelous, marvelous play. This would be a fantastic piece for higher education theatres. It's dark and full of fantasy and marvel, but there are moments of reality that are so powerful they nearly knocked the wind out of me. A really phenomenal exploration of mental illness and the children that it leaves behind. Full of well-developed characters, truly theatrical moments, and adventure, "Of Serpents & Sea Spray" is a lovely, moving piece ready for production.
  • Andrew Roblyer:
    3 Jul. 2018
    I had the privilege of directing this play in 2017 after falling in love with it years earlier under its first name. I absolutely loved directing it because at its core lies an impossibly deep well of imagination. It is, like so many of the best fables, folktales, and children's books (the work of Roald Dahl comes to mind) intense and painful at times, but ultimately hopeful and resonant. Rachel is not afraid to take her main character into the depths, and as a result the great heights to which she soars feel even higher.
  • Tracy Held Potter:
    13 Jun. 2018
    I was able to watch Custom Made Theatre's production of "Serpents & Sea Spray" and was delighted to see how much of Rachel's diverse writing strengths poured into this highly theatrical play. Both boldly imaginative and adventurous and internally harrowing, this story follows a little girl as she navigates a scary world.

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