The Seafarer is a chilling play, infused with dark humor, about the sea, Ireland, and the power of myth. It is Christmas Eve in Dublin at the squalid home of the aging, cantankerous Richard. Richard’s brother, Sharky, recently sober, has returned to Dublin after losing yet another job to care for Richard, who was blinded in a drunken accident. At Richard’s insistence, his old drinking buddies and a mysterious stranger gather for a night of drinking and cards to celebrate the holiday. The stranger, bringing an ominous presence to the game, has come to collect on old debt with one of the players. The innocent card game becomes not so innocent, with the hands of fate played out in the cards!
This production contains adult language and may not be suitable for all audiences.
The play features a cast of five men: Peter Cook (Sharky), Michael Murdock (Richard), David Beegle (Ivan), René Schuchter (Nicky) and North Bend City Councilmen, Brenden Elwood (Mr. Lockwood).
"…dark and enthralling Christmas fable of despair and redemption…tingles with the author's acute and authentic sense of what is knowable and unknowable in life…THE SEAFARER may just be the pick-me-up play of the season." — NY Times "…a midnight-black comedy, one that wrenches laughter out of the despair of frustrated men whose lives have come to naught…No matter what you're expecting at the halfway mark, you won't feel cheated when the curtain falls." — Wall Street Journal "A timeless classic." — Hollywood Reporter
Date and Time
Thursday Apr 11, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
Performances: March 29 – April 13, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30pm Matinee: Sunday, April 7th, 2:00pm Doors open 30 minutes before the show starts.
Valley Center Stage
119 W. North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
$18 General admission; $14 Senior/Students; Thursday shows are pay-what-you-will!
Tickets may be pre-purchased on- line at http://bit.ly/2S4smNo or purchased at the door.