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The decision between adding to or 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.

Please note: Babes in arms or children under the age of four (4) are not permitted in the theatre; no admittance without a ticket.



Pay What You Can

Neptune Theatre is pleased to offer a "pay what you can" performance for each of its productions (usually the first Tuesday of each production; please see here for exact dates).

Pay What You Can performances are not available for purchase online and there are no advanced ticket sales available. (Performances are listed online as a reminder of the PWYC performance dates.)

Doors open to the Theatre 30 minutes before the start of the performance and seating is on a 'first-come, first-served' basis, so you are advised to arrive early to get the best seating possible. Suggested PWYC donation $5.00. Cash only. Many of our 'PWYC' performances are very popular and the line-ups start early, so please make sure to plan ahead!