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Photo Coverage: 'The Seafarer' Opening Night

The National Theatre of Great Britain's critically acclaimed production of Conor McPherson's The Seafarer officially opened Thursday, December 6 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). The production, directed by McPherson, stars Conleth Hill, Ciarán Hinds, Sean Mahon, David Morse, and Jim Norton.

From McPherson, the author of the Olivier Award-winning The Weir and the Tony-nominated Shining City, comes "a chilling new play about the sea, Ireland, and the power of myth. It's Christmas Eve and Sharky (Morse) has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, aging brother (Norton) who's recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan (Hill) and Nicky (Mahon) are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger (Hinds) from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher. In fact, Sharky may be playing for his very soul," explain press notes.

The creative team for The Seafarer includes: Rae Smith (set and costume design), Neil Austin (lighting design), and Mathew Smethurst-Evans (sound design).

The Seafarer ticket info: Ticket range from $98.50 - $76.50. Telecharge 212-239-6200 or www.telecharge.com.

The Seafarer plays Tuesday – Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.  Visit www.SeafarerThePlay.com

Photos by Ben Strothmann


The Seafarer Opening Night at the Booth Theatre on Thursday, December 6, 2007



Sean Mahon, Ciaran Hinds, Jim Norton, David Morse and Conleth Hill


Sean Mahon, Ciaran Hinds, Jim Norton, David Morse and Conleth Hill


Sean Mahon, Ciaran Hinds, Jim Norton, David Morse and Conleth Hill


Conor McPherson (Playwright/Director)


Conor McPherson


Jim Norton


Jim Norton and Conleth Hill


Conleth Hill


Sean Mahon


Sean Mahon


Ciaran Hinds


Ciaran Hinds


David Morse


Ciaran Hinds, David Morse, Conleth Hill, Jim Norton and Sean Mahon


Ciaran Hinds, David Morse, Conleth Hill, Conor McPherson, Jim Norton and Sean Mahon

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.