March 13 to
April 6, 2014


Show Dates and Times

Thursdays (8:00 PM)
Mar. 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3

Fridays (8:00 PM)
Mar. 14, 21, 28, Apr. 4

Saturdays (8:00 PM)
Mar. 15, 22, 29, Apr. 5

Sundays (3:00 PM matinee)
Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6

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“Unlikely as it sounds, The Seafarer may just be the pick-me-up play of the season.”
—Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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Patrons attending opening night, Thurs, March 13, are invited to a pre-show reception in the gallery, 6:30-7:30, to welcome The Schoolhouse’s new Executive Director James Shearwood.

There will be a talk-back with the cast and director on Sunday, March 16, following the performance.

Following on the heels of the much-celebrated production of Dancing at Lughnasa, we return to the theatrical landscape of magnificent Irish storytelling with this Tony-nominated black comedy. Influenced by Celtic folklore and set on Christmas Eve in a coastal town north of Dublin, it is a bold, magical tale of hope and despair. McPherson’s creation of four raffish, witty, hard-drinking Irishmen enters Faustian territory when they play a game of poker for the highest possible stakes with an uninvited mysterious guest. The Seafarer proves, although we may live in a rational age, our fear of the unknown is very much alive and well.

The Cast

John Tyrrell
plays Richard

 

Keith Barber
plays Sharkey

 

Gary Kingston
plays Ivan

 

Jeff LeBeau
plays Nicky

 

Rich Orlow
plays Mr. Lockhart

The Playwright

Conor McPherson

 

Nominated for a Tony Award when it was produced on Broadway in 2007, CONOR McPHERSON’s The Seafarer was preceded in New York by This Lime Tree Bower, Dublin Carol, and The Weir. Called “quite possibly the finest playwright of his generation” by Ben Brantley of the New York Times, McPherson’s The Night Alive was produced in NYC this past fall. Mr. McPherson was born in Dublin in 1971.

 

John Tyrell, Gary Kingston, Keith Barber, Rich Orlow and Jeff LeBeau
in The Schoolhouse Theater production of The Seafarer

 

 

The Schoolhouse Theater’s 2013-2014 Season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature;
and by ArtsWestchester, with support from the Westchester County Government.

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