Photo Coverage: Matthew Broderick & Company Celebrate Opening Night of THE SEAFARER
Irish Repertory Theatre just celebrated opening night of THE SEAFARER, starring two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (Shining City). The Seafarer, written by Conor McPherson (Shining City) and directed by Ciarán O'Reilly (The Emperor Jones), began performances on March 30, 2018 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and will now run through May 24, 2018.
After losing yet another job, Sharky has returned home to Dublin to build a new, sober existence with his cantankerous elder brother, Richard, recently blinded in a drunken accident. But it's Christmas Eve, and the drinks are flowing as old friends convene for an annual game of poker. This year, an immortal stranger from Sharky's past arrives, raising the stakes to eternal consequence.
Written by Irish Playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, Shining City), The Seafarer premiered at London's Royal National Theatre in 2006 and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Play. It premiered on Broadway in December of 2007, where it was nominated for four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Play. This is Matthew Broderick's second production with Irish Repertory Theatre; he first appeared in McPherson's Shining City in 2016.
Joining Matthew Broderick as "Lockhart" are Colin McPhillamy (Shakespeare in Love) as "Richard," Michael Mellamphy (Guy Walks into a Bar) as "Ivan," Andy Murray (The Emperor Jones) as "Sharky," and Tim Ruddy (The Weir) as "Nicky."
The production features set design by Charlie Corcoran (The Emperor Jones), lighting design by Brian Nason (The Emperor Jones), costume design by Martha Halley (The Book of Will), sound design by Ryan Rumery (Admissions) & M. Florian Staab (The Dead, 1904), and original music by Ryan Rumery.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski