Wednesday December 31, 2008 / 7:30pmThe Seafarer
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As noted from other reviews, the seats were in the last row on the right hand side of the balcony, but it was still a good seat, since the balcony is only four rows deep. You don't get to see the whites of the actor's eyes, but you don't need binoculars to see the actors either. The theater is intimate enough that there is hardly a bad seat in the house. The actors were fantastic and the McPherson play is quite poetic at times. The play was dark (it is an Irish drama), but the character studies were wonderful. I thought that John Mahoney's character was a bit overdone, but overall, an excellant piece of writing exploring loneliness, alcholism and redemption. The lighting, sound and set were subtle, but effective. It was an added bonus that there was an after performance discussion with a couple of the actors. An excellant night overall.