Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Sea Dog Theater) NYC Reviews and Tickets
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Profound, Intense, Absorbing
About the Show
Sea Dog Theater presents a new production of John Patrick Shanley's comic drama, an explosive, affecting study of alienation and the redemptive power of love.
The setting is a rundown bar in the Bronx, where two of society's rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting conversation over their beer. He is a brooding, self-loathing young man who resorts more to violence than reason; she is a divorced, guilt-ridden young woman whose troubled teenage son is now being cared for by her parents. Danny, whose fellow truck drivers call him "the animal," seems incapable of tender emotion, while Roberta is distrustful of men in general. And yet, as their initial reserve begins to melt, and they decide to spend the night together, the possibility of a genuine and meaningful relationship begins to emerge—the first for both of them.