The Sea Concerto
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The Sea Concerto
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The Sea Concerto NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(39 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
13%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

About the Show

Flux Theatre Ensemble presents this world premiere drama, a memory play which explores the legacies of pain and resilience that we inherit, pass on, and sometimes let go.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (39)

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73 Reviews | 21 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if poetic memory plays appeal to you. Themes of belonging, lost creativity, and tragic family dysfunction are interesting for you.

Don't see it if Want a concise, 90 minute one-acter. The show runs 2 hours and sometimes drags in the first act.

292 Reviews | 62 Followers
90
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy stories about dysfunctional families

Don't see it if You want to be home early (it's a bit long) Read more

299 Reviews | 41 Followers
86
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like good acting that keeps you absorbed.

Don't see it if You like light comedies or musicals.

332 Reviews | 41 Followers
84
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a well written, well performed play. You want to see a cast that works well together. Nice staging, simple yet effective.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that is light and fluffy. You don't want to see a play that will have you thinking about family dynamics. Read more

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
82
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Repetitious, Ambitious

See it if beautiful writing well presented appeals to you. There are many lovely moments particularly where the sea is represented.

Don't see it if symbolic language or actions puts you to sleep. The action is a series of memories sometimes literal, sometimes poetic.

169 Reviews | 72 Followers
81
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You like great story about multi layer family drama.It is poetic&well written. Firstact was super slow but the 2nd was phonomenal.great cast

Don't see it if You like fast paced plays, this is not your thing. Also intimate theatre.

56 Reviews | 9 Followers
81
Great acting, Good staging, Ambitious, Long

See it if you want to see great actors committed to the text. If you want an intense family drama. If poetry-infused theater excites you.

Don't see it if you're in a rush. There are stretches that could definitely use a little snip-snip.

111 Reviews | 19 Followers
80
Slow, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if you like complex intergenerational family dramas, narrators as framing devices, and simple but effective set design.

Don't see it if you like fast-paced, tightly-plotted plays. Act 1 was slow, consisting mostly of background info. Some characters were underdeveloped. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

Blog Critics
May 8th, 2018

“A deeply personal story of love, weakness, and venality, 'The Sea Concerto' addresses wider issues too, often with penetrating clarity. It's sure to be remembered as one of the year's off-off-Broadway triumphs."
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Show Showdown
May 13th, 2018

“Schulenburg's writing, as always, is lyrical, heartfelt, and compassionate. Heather Cohn and Kelly O’Donnell's direction is, as always, clear, smooth, and creative. The production values, as always, are high...The ensemble of actors is strong; in particular, Allen shines as Eric...Overall, ‘The Sea Concerto’ is excellent, especially the second act...It's well worth seeing...Compelling, moving, and thought-provoking...The story line unusual, the stakes high. I cared. A lot.”
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Theater In The Now
May 14th, 2018

“A solidly impressive offering...A memory play...A play that is conscious of its artifice. At one point, Lynnie is so overcome by her memories that she calls an intermission...The poetry of this show helps it take on the ethical grey areas, the questions facing a multi-racial family and their daughter who grows up to hear she ‘doesn’t belong anywhere’...Cohn and O’Donnell give us the family scenes that children aren’t supposed to see."
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