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The Sea Concerto

From 39 member  reviews
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. More…

Lynnie is a poet who has lost her creative voice. Now, a mysterious letter asks her to return to her childhood home to reclaim something of her father's. Will it help explain why he gave up music? Will that answer help her write again? And can she ever forgive the betrayal that tore her family apart? 'The Sea Concerto' is a new drama in the spirit of classic memory plays like 'The Glass Menagerie' and 'Side Man.'


Member Reviews (39)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

60
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You would like to see a by-the-book soap opera that fails to reach a higher level by adding artsy balletic movement.

Don't see it if Like me, you think the above idea is not a good one.

67
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you like community shows in small, intimate theaters.

Don't see it if you want a big production.

55
Nicely staged show with flawed writing

See it if you like classic American works by Miller, O'Neill, Wilder and would enjoy seeing a flawed but ambitious new play along such lines.

Don't see it if you have high standards for playwriting.

Also With similarities to "Death of a Salesman" and "Our Town," and nicely ... Read more Read less

65
Slow, Confusing

See it if You like the idea of a family drama.

Don't see it if You want a well written, compelling story

Also The actors were enjoyable to watch and tried their best. Didn't think ... Read more Read less

69
Confusing, Great acting, Profound

See it if You support local small productions, you likeplays with intimate family stories

Don't see it if You look for perfectly executed production, spectacle theatre experience


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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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 ...
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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 dau...
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