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THE SEAFARER

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by Conor McPherson

at The Star Theater at the Kittery Community Center

November 13-22, 2015

“We’re going to play for your soul and I’m going to win, and you’re coming through the old hole in the wall with me tonight.”

It’s Christmas Eve. Sharky, a down-on-his-luck drunk, is making one last attempt to straighten out. He’s returned home to take care of his older brother Richard, an irascible alcoholic recently blinded by a nose dive into a Dumpster. Richard is determined to spend the holiday getting sloshed and playing poker with his degenerate mates, but the stakes at this game will be higher than Sharky could possibly imagine. Joining them at the table are Richard’s myopic sidekick, Ivan, and Nicky, the glib local boy who’s taken up with Sharky’s ex-wife. But Nicky has brought along a stranger: the mysterious and elegant Mr. Lockhart.

Sharky played Lockhart before, while locked in Bridewell gaol after the violent death of a local vagrant. There, he won his freedom, but Lockhart has returned for a promised rematch. The game could be Sharky’s last chance at redemption – or see him lost to an eternity of boundless torment.

THE SEAFARER is a wickedly funny Faustian Christmas Carol, a haunting comedy about falling and redemption.

Featuring Jamie Bradley, Chris Curtis, Allan Mayo, and Kent Stephens.

“The thinking man’s alternative to It’s a Wonderful Life as a flagon of Christmas cheer.”
-New York Times


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Friday, November 13    7:30pm $30     buy now
Saturday, November 14     8:00pm  $30  buy now
Sunday, November 15    3:00pm $25  buy now
Friday, November 20    7:30pm $30  buy now
Saturday, November 21    8:00pm $30  buy now
Sunday, November 22    3:00pm $25  buy now

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