Photo Flash: THE SEAFARER At George Street Playhouse
George Street Playhouse continues their 35th season with the New Jersey premiere of Conor McPherson's Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated play, The Seafarer. Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde Robert Cuccioli, last seen in New Jersey in the20NJ Shakespeare Festival's production of Amadeus heads an ensemble including David Adkins (from GSP's A Walk in the Woods), Matthew Boston (NJ Shakespeare Festival's Julius Cesar), William Hill (from Steppenwolf's Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and David Schramm (from TV's Wings). Anders Cato, who has directed Playhouse productions of I Am My Own Wife, Souvenir and Doubt, returns to helm. The Seafarer began its voyage onstage November 18 and continues through December 14.
"When I saw the play on Broadway, I knew it was perfect for George Street," said Artistic Director David Saint. "With its rich Irish story telling - laced with a devilish wit - this is the perfect antidote to the traditional holiday fare. I am always thrilled to welcome back the enormously talented director Anders Cato, as well as this remarkable cast, including David Adkins of A Walk in the Woods, David Schramm, whom I directetd in Tartuffe on Broadway, New Jersey favorite (and Tony nominee for Jekyll and Hyde) Robert Cuccioli, as well as Matthew Boston and William Hill"
Tickets for The Seafarer range from $28 - $64, depending on performance and seat location. Individual tickets as well as subscription packages are available. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue, in the heart of New Brunswick's dining and entertainment district. For tickets and information contact the George Street Playhouse Box Office at 732-246-7717 or visit www.GSPonline.org. Groups of ten or more are eligible for discounted admission - for further information contact the GSP Group Sales department at 732-846-2895, ext. 134.
It's going to be a devil of a Christmas in Baldoyle, a coastal settlement just north of Dublin City. The fog is dense and a group of friends have gathered for what seems to be a simple game of poker, until a mysterious stranger joins the game and raises the stakes damningly high. Named Best New Play of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, The Seafarer is an unforgettable Irish tale of old friends and holiday spirits - where the whisky bottle is hidden under the couch and everyone lays their cards on the table.
Photos by: T. Charles Erickson