See it if You like wordy shows that paint a detailed picture with dialogue. This show reminded me of a Tennessee Williams play in its mood and tone.
Don't see it if You prefer a lot of action. This is more of a character study with slow plot development.
See it if A memory play that has a very good story, very good acting and keeps you in it, can be a little slow at first bit picks up. Very enjoyable.
Don't see it if If you do not like memory plays or a story that can be painful, or a life story that can have you vacillating.
“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."
“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.”
“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."