Skip to main content

The Great Sea Serpent

May 3-5, 2024

Friday 5/3 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 5/4 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 5/5 2 p.m.

Clare, Lu, ‘n Em Theater 
1949 Campus Drive 

Ticket Pricing

General Public $15
Senior Citizens $15
NU Faculty Staff $15
Full-Time Students $12

Full-Time NU Students $8 in advance, $12 at the door
A per ticket service charge will be added to all online ($3 per ticket) and phone ($2 per ticket) purchases

>> Purchase Tickets


Masks Recommended, No Longer Required for Wirtz Center Audiences

Health and Safety Guidelines

By Tracy C. Davis 
Directed by David Catlin 
Designed by Marcus Doshi 

The Great Sea Serpent portrays the laying of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable–a technological feat that revolutionized communications and ushered in global capitalism–and links it with a tale by Hans Christian Andersen that tells of the cable’s arrival from the perspective of sea creatures. This great “serpent” is a marvel to humans, who see it as the birth of the Information age, and a threat to sea life, for whom it portends the arrival of more and more man-made industrial detritus in the sea.