The Ghost Net: An Environmental Musical of The Sea
On Wednesday, May 16th at 12:50 p.m., Salisbury Central and Lee Kellogg School will present a collaborative performance of students from combined schools with Grumbling Gryphons in their timely production-“The Ghost Net: An Environmental Musical of the Sea”. The performance will take place at Salisbury Central School and involve all K-8 students from both schools!
This program is made possible “with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.” Salisbury School SOAR, Salisbury School PTO provided additional matching funds to help fund this production with both schools participating in a partnership learning experience. The play was written and directed by Leslie Elias; Grumbling Gryphons artistic director from West Cornwall, CT.
The Ghost Net: An Environmental Musical of the Sea premiered in 1990 as part of an environmental expo-The Visit of the Mimi” held at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, CT., which thousands of school children attended.. Since 1990 the show has toured the United States, receiving rave reviews for it’s beautiful artistry and timely message. Sixty of the ocean costumes were featured in New York City’s 25th Anniversary of Earth Day. In Florida, The Grumbling Gryphons were instrumental in helping to get Amendment Three passed, which enforced the banning of net fishing. The Ghost Net was chosen to be the kickoff event for New England’s Coast Weeks as part of National Beach Cleanup Campaign. Says David Brown of Miami, “As an environmental educator for the past sixteen years and a marine science instructor for the past nine, I have not been able to find a program of comparable quality.”