Members say: Intense, Great acting, Intimate, Funny, Great writing

About the show

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

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It's Christmas Eve in Dublin and Sharky, his brother Richard, and their friends Ivan and Nicky, are joined by a mysterious stranger, Mr. Lockhart, for a traditional game of cards before the big holiday. In a tale of drinking, relationships, and myth, see what happens when the stakes go from what's on the table to what's in the soul.


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75
Theatre is Easy

"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." Full Review

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80
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging, 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.

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Intimate

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.

Also In retrospect, the cast does a fine job in conveying the aggressive, c... Read more Read less

66
Indulgent, Slow, Dated

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.

88
Funny, Intense, Riveting

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.


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