Our Main Stage series brings the finest in contemporary theatre to Seacoast audiences, featuring the region’s best talent performing some of the best scripts of our time. Main Stage is presented in part by:
by Conor McPherson
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.
“Mr. McPherson is considering the impenetrable, scary mystery that is being alive and the blundering ways that poor humans deal with it.”
-New York Times
November 13th-22nd, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.
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