Neptune Theatre Presents
March 21 – April 9, 2017
The decision between adding to and breaking the chain of a Maritime tradition.
Adapted from the short story by Alistair MacLeod, The Boat is told from the perspective of a boy living in a small Cape Breton fishing village in the 1940s. As the only son of his parents’ seven children, he watches as his sisters gradually abandon the house for education and romance in the cities, leaving him uncertain of his own life choices. Against his father’s wishes, he quits school to “remain with him as long as he lives and… fish the seas together.” When his father dies, he must choose between an education and staying in the fishing business to support his family.