John Patrick Shanley's Masterpiece, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
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The last date listed for Danny and the Deep Blue Sea was Saturday March 31, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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When wallflower Charlie Baker goes on a getaway to a fishing lodge in Georgia, all he wants is peace and quiet. He can't avoid the other guests, though, so a helpful friend "saves" him by claiming he is a foreigner who cannot speak or understand English. Comedy ensues as everyone unwittingly reveals their secrets and scandals to Charlie, thinking he can't understand. What started as a serene getaway becomes a hive of drama and intrigue in this exceedingly clever and outrageously funny farce. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from John Minchin
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I do to a lot of theater - both large and small venues. I personaly like productions done in small venues and this one was excellent. The writing, acting, and direction were all right on. During the production you grow to like two pretty unlikeable characters and you think to yourself - I'd like to see the next chapter in their lives. The theater was comfortable, the seats roomy, and the staff friendly and helpful. I have recommended this to my theater-going friends and plan to see the show (again) with them.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Director John McNaughton controls the near-surreal tone with a straightforward touch that heightens the humor and grabs us by the throat. As for Landau and Williamson, their attuned chemistry is a pleasure to witness." --<em>Los Angeles Times</em>
- "A truly great theatrical experience." --broadwayworld.com
- "Enjoy - this kicked serious theatrical ass!" --curvewire.com
The play revolves around the dilapidated lives of Danny and Roberta, two tortured strangers who meet by chance at a dive bar in the Bronx. Danny, an emotionally unstable, street brawling truck driver, and Roberta, a self-loathing, troubled woman, collide in a morbidly humorous, violent and vulgar fairy tale about a frightening and ultimately fascinating relationship.
Shanley describes this play as an Apache dance. Shanley dedicates the play to, “everyone in the Bronx who punched me or kissed me, and to everyone whom I punched or kissed.”
This play is not recommended for audience members younger than 15.