Events downtown

May 17

Vivid Motion Dance presents Grania: Pirate Queen
Location: 76 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event website

Co-directed by Scott Potter and Ali Odlin, Vivid Motion Dance’s spring show tells the tale of Grania “Grace” O’ Malley, a woman born from a seafaring western Irish clan who becomes the most feared chieftain and pirate captain of the Irish seas. Her spirit and passion for adventure are representative of the country that she eventually finds herself struggling to preserve.
Family, friends, and foes alike ebb and flow with the tides that she sails—all while she and her people fall under the lengthening shadow of the English Empire. Grania eventually comes face to face with the formidable Queen Elizabeth, her greatest rival…and perhaps the only person who could understand her.
Shows May 17-19, 2024 at The Hill Arts (formerly St Lawrence Arts); Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm
Advance Tickets: $25 Adults (13+) | $10 Kids (under 12); Door Tickets: $30 Adults (13+) | $15 Kids (under 12)
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