Already closed | 2h 0m | Midtown W

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)


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

Ambitious, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you like a long-winded family drama. The story of a pining daughter for her long-lost father gets lost in the multiple plot lines.

Don't see it if you like a concise, well-crafted story that has a linear plot line. Needs some serious editing.

Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if You want to be pulled in by a story and gripped.

Don't see it if You want something huge in spectacle or set or any of that. Everything derives from the actors and what you are watching on stage.

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

Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if strong writing acting directing.

Don't see it if family drama.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy very well written & well acted shows

Don't see it if You need fancy effects or cannot use your imagination to envision the story.

Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in new plays but understand that many times they haven't smoothed out the rough edges yet. The acting is great.

Don't see it if Memory plays aren't your thing. You don't like direct address or plays with narrators.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You do or don't already know Flux Theatre Ensemble. They do consistently good-to-great work.

Don't see it if You don't like rituals and spirits

Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You like an intimate setting, the use of symbolism appeals to you and you like good dialogue and effective set design.

Don't see it if Themes of family dysfunction and mixed race issues bore you, and intense characters are not your cup of tea

Also The acting was superb. Especially Choppie and Lynnie. Strong performan... Read more Read less

Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if BRAVO! Story captures human relationships and the decisions we make. Had me at the set to the lights and the first word spoken.

Don't see it if After something light. Long. Could tell the story in 90 min. It's a great new theatre but seats are not very comfortable. Bring a pillow.

Also This is an off off Broadway gen. Potential to move up to next level. T... Read more Read less

Great acting, Slow, Resonant

See it if You appreciate great acting

Don't see it if You like your off-off Broadway short and fast paced

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

Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy intimate, soul-searching, poetic-realism, memory plays staged with a sense of "ritual theater."

Don't see it if you don't like to (a) think about your own family dynamics and (b) feel and be moved deeply to tears.

Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting, Resonant

See it if If you want to see a show about family dynamics and how your life choices can affect those close to you.

Don't see it if If you are looking for light entertainment with an uplifting plot or don't like when playwrights use artistic license to depict elements in

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Epic

See it if you like poetic, memory plays, not unlike the plays of O'Neill or Miller in style. If you like ambitious work that has very strong acting.

Don't see it if you have gotten used to briefer, concise plays that have impact on their audiences in about 90 minutes with no intermission. This goes slow.

Also I commend this playwright for evocatively handling complex issues at t... Read more Read less

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."
read more
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 ...
read more
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...
read more

Related content