Masks are mandatory at The Unicorn Theatre.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Seascape brings true eloquence to its compelling yet subtle examination of the very meaning and significance of life itself. Told with Edward Albee’s signature ironic wit and razor sharp perception, Seascape finds Nancy and Charlie, a middle-aged couple, on a deserted stretch of beach, relaxing after a picnic lunch, talking idly about home, family and their life together. She sketches, he naps, and then, suddenly, they are joined by two lizards who have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore.
Initial fear, and then suspicion of each other, are soon replaced by curiosity and, before long, the humans and the lizards are engaged in a fascinating dialogue. The lizards are contemplating the terrifying, yet exciting, possibility of embarking on life out of the water; and the couple, for whom existence has grown flat and routine, holds the answers to their most urgent questions. These answers are given with warmth, humor and poetic eloquence. The emotional and intellectual reverberations will linger in the heart and mind long after the play has ended.
“Of all Mr. Albee’s plays, Seascape is the most exquisitely written.” —The New Yorker.
written by Edward Albee
directed by Eric Hill
movement direction by Isadora Wolfe
Previews: Thursday, September 29 at 7pm and Friday, September 30 at 7pm
Opening/Press Night: Saturday, October 1 at 7pm
Talk Back: Thursday, October 6 at 7pm
Sensory Friendly: Thursday, October 13 at 7pm
Closing: Sunday, October 23 at 2pm
Tickets: Preview: $45
Tickets: Sensory Friendly: $15
Run time: TBA