The Shell

Written and Directed by Nikki Shaffeeullah

Based on the story “Message in Bottle” by Nalo Hopkinson


Buy your tickets here:


March 14-16 & 21-23, 2019 at 8pm

Tickets | $10 Adults, $8 Students/Seniors

LL Browne Theatre (located between the SW & SY buildings)

University of Toronto Scarborough

1265 Military Trail, Toronto ON


Image by Mavigail Sergio


Is an artist simply an artist? Or is an artist a product of the forces that constrain them - colonialism, technology, the finite limits of their mortal life? The Shell is an intriguing time travel story that asks questions about the nature of art, and what it could mean to live forever. Based on the short story Message in a Bottle by acclaimed speculative fiction author Nalo Hopkinson, The Shell is a performance project that fuses physical theatre, music, interactive installation, and more. “It’s your ticket to the future.”


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We hope to see you at the show!