Islander: A New Musical

Thursday, January 11, 2024 • 7:00 pm

Center Stage

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Presented By

Herberger Theater Center

A Setasea LLC, Helen Milne Productions, Theatre Royal Plymouth, and Dundee Rep Theatre co-production

There is a girl. She stares out to sea and dreams of a new life beyond her lonely island. Myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto her beach. Islander’s music and story transports you on a magical journey combining a contemporary Scottish folk/pop-inspired score and epic storytelling.

Two performers create a world of characters while weaving, building, and layering their voices through the ingenious incorporation of live looping technology. This innovative approach produces a mesmerizing and immersive auditory soundscape that transports your senses and stirs your imagination. Don’t miss this internationally acclaimed hit that tells the story of a community in peril and two young people finding connection inside it. The New York Times calls it “Mystical and beautiful.” The Daily Beast touts that “Islander is really gorgeous—sharp, moving, funny.”

Preview the Scottish folk-inspired score in the original cast recording of Islander

Conceived and directed by Amy Draper

Associate direction by Eve Nicol

Book by Stewart Melton --- Music and Lyrics by Finn Anderson

For special rates for groups of 10 or more, please call the box office at (602) 252-8497.


90 minutes


Recommended for ages 10 and up. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.