Mythical Selkies Tell Haunting Tale in ‘Second Skin’

There’s nothing quite like sitting around a campfire and hearing a spooky story. Even better if you’re at a firepit on the beach at sunset — and the ghostly element of the tale is a selkie, a mythical creature that’s a seal in the water, but can shed its skin and take human form. Female form. As the evening darkens, so does the narrative. …The sound may be more controllable indoors (there are two performances, April 15-16, at Westmont College in Santa Barbara), where there’s no competition from the surf. But the beach setting is perfect for this fascinating and haunting play. You may never see seals the same. more

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