The Seafarer

The Seafarer

Written by: Conor McPherson 

Southern Rep Theater    11/5/2008 - 12/7/2008 (schedule)

Producer: Southern Rep

Category:  Comedy · Drama · Regional Premiere · Professional

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A gigantic hit on the West End and Broadway, Southern Rep presents the regional premiere of THE SEAFARER, a play on many theatre critics' Top Ten Lists last year. Its a darkly comic tall tale by award-winning Irish playwright Conor McPherson.

It's a lonely Christmas Eve in North Dublin. Sharky Harkin and his blind brother Richard stock up on booze for some celebratory Christmas Eve poker. When their raffish old friends drop by with a dapper if darkly mystifying ...Read More

Total performances: 17

Drew Battles.... James "Sharky" Harkin *
Jim Fitzmorris.... Mr. Lockhart *
Mark McLaughlin.... Richard Harkin *
John Bostic.... Ivan Curry
Shad Willingham.... Nicky Giblin
*=featured role

Mark Routhier ....  Director
Kelly James-Penot ....  Costume Design
Mike Singleton ....  Sound Design
Sarah Zoghbi ....  Prop Master; Production Stage Manager
Phillip Cramer ....  Technical Director
Susan Lanigan ....  Asst. Stage Manager
Lisa Shedlock ....  Asst. Stage Manager
Leslie Gillmar ....  Scenic Artist
Aimee Hayes ....  Artistic Director
Christian Smith ....  Master Electrician
James Clotfelter ....  Lighting Designer
James Faerron ....  Scenic Designer
Julie Hamberg ....  Producing Director
Alison Burris ....  Assistant Lighting Design
John B. Barrois ....  Production Photographer


'Seafarer' cast at S. Rep
Stage Business
by David Cuthbert
Times-Picayune 10/24/08
November Theater
The Seafarer "Once again, the holidays are upon us. ‘Tis the season for laughter, cheer, and drunken Irish existentialism. Or maybe that was just at my house…"
by Trip McCormick
Where Y'At 11/01/08
Must-See 'Seafarer': Extraordinary play, exciting acting at Southern Rep
How good is "The Seafarer" at Southern Rep? It is one of the best things I've seen in 40-odd (and they have been odd) years of theater-going in New Orleans. Conor McPherson has written a helluva play in "The Seafarer" and one that is fully realized in an outstanding production at Southern Rep, where the acting by an accomplished cast is exciting and occasionally astonishing.
by David Cuthbert
The Times-Picayune 11/14/08
Damned Drunk
Southern Rep's crackerjack production of Conor McPherson's The Seafarer tells the saga of four hardy voyagers all several sheets to the wind celebrating Christmas by playing poker together on the outskirts of Dublin. The sea these sailors struggle to navigate is 90 proof, and a mind-numbing fog rises from that alcoholic deep. Impossible as it may sound, the story suffers no clichés and there's even a surprise revelation of metaphysical proportions. Director Mark Routhier assembled and guides a sensational cast.
by Dalt Wonk
Gambit Weekly / Best of New Orleans 11/18/08

References: Media; MPC; Program
Record created by: jhamberg

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