The Seafarer NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(7 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Entertaining

About the Show

MidCity Productions revives Conor McPherson's supernatural drama about promises kept and debts to be repaid.

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Member Reviews (7)

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406 Reviews | 188 Followers
80
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Rough at times

See it if You are a fan of Irish plays & like family dramas with lots of alcohol, fighting, and futility, Just the usual plot. Matthew Broderick

Don't see it if Excessive drinking upsets you. You cannot understand an Irish brogue. Depressing stories cannot seem funny to you at times.

255 Reviews | 103 Followers
78
Intense, Absorbing, Intimate, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you're a Conor McPherson fan & game for intimate staging and space and combative sibling dynamics—an intense tale of simmering resentments.

Don't see it if you're averse to tiny spaces, depictions of alcohol abuse, or unremitting verbal clashes, or sensitive to family-member-as-caregiver theme. Read more

228 Reviews | 27 Followers
66
Slow, Dated, Indulgent

See it if You love everything Irish

Don't see it if You dislike Irish bars with lots of drunken profanity and long periods when nothing happens except men yelling at one another.

147 Reviews | 16 Followers
79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Clever

See it if you love irish theatre and the IRT

Don't see it if you like uncomplicated predictable scripts

133 Reviews | 35 Followers
78
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if Fine ensemble acting with an interesting story and characters. Well directed as usual at Irish Rep!

Don't see it if If Irish plays and serious characters do not interest you.

137 Reviews | 9 Followers
81
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if Absorbing story Great characters portrayed by brilliant actors.

Don't see it if You cant relate to the next world.

2 Reviews | 1 Follower
88
Intense, Riveting, Funny

See it if A look into human choices and the spiritual nature of togetherness vs aloneness. Old-town banter among life-long friends.

Don't see it if Some actors were pushing and yelling a bit too much.

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatre is Easy
February 23rd, 2017

"The story unfolds with unexpected twists and turns. The troupe of actors keeps the audience on the rim of their seats under the direction of James Rees...The masterfully written script and committed actors make Midcity Productions’ 'The Seafarer' noteworthy. A lingering issue might be the overly exaggerated exchanges, which might be off-putting for those expecting to observe a family affair unfold naturally, where characters wouldn't need to dramatize their speeches."
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