Dark Irish Comedy The Seafarer from SpeakEasy Stage
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The last date listed for The Seafarer was Saturday December 13, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins, turn their attention to the westernization of Japan. This challenging period in Japanese history is told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is one of Sondheim's lesser known works, and a chance to see it performed is a treat. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. Learn More
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<p>The Seafarer is the latest work by Conor McPherson, a Dublin-born writer and director hailed by many as one of Ireland’s most prominent contemporary playwrights. Among his many plays are This Lime Tree Bower, St. Nicholas, The Weir (for which he won an Olivier Award), Dublin Carol and Shining City. </p> <p>Two time Elliot Norton Award-winning director Carmel O’Reilly will direct The Seafarer, her first such effort for SpeakEasy Stage. As the Artistic Director of The Súgán Theatre, Ms. O’Reilly introduced Boston audiences to McPherson’s work with her acclaimed production of St. Nicholas in September of 1999. </p> <p>For The Seafarer, Ms. O’Reilly has rounded up three frequent collaborators, actors Billy Meleady, Ciaran Crawford, and Derry Woodhouse, and paired them with two of Boston’s finest talents: Larry Coen, winner of 2007 Elliott Norton Award (Outstanding Actor), and Bob Colonna, who recently appeared as “Hector” in SpeakEasy’s production of The History Boys. </p>
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