Seascape

  • Date:
    November 1, 2005


    Written by: Edward Albee
    Directed by: Mark Lamos
    Cast: George Grizzard, Elizabeth Marvel, Frances Sternhagen, Frederick Weller.
    Synopsis: Nancy and Charlie, an American couple on the verge of the major life change of retirement, are having problems in their relationship. They are discussing these matters on the beach when another couple appears, two human-sized lizards named Leslie and Sarah who speak and act like people. The lizards have evolved to such a degree that they no longer feel at home in the sea and are compelled to seek life on the land, but will What the lizards experience with Nancy and Charlie drive them back to the sea?

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRANTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Lamos's production exudes a misty, down-home charm. Does not leave you scratching your head in confusion and consternation the way much of Albee does. On the other hand, it does leave you hungry�
    CLIVE BARNES of THE NEW YORK POST says "Edward Albee's wry, wise, witty and altogether delightful comedy of species. Go and see "Seascape" � tell them God sent you!"
    ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says "Sternhagen captures Nancy's good-natured pluck, while Grizzard is fine as her warier but still vital spouse. And Weller and Marvel (playing lizards) make a droll duo. For them, perhaps, it's not easy being green eight times a week. But this Seascape is a cinch to enjoy. MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Edward Albee's three-decades-old "Seascape," now receiving a perceptive, playful and surprisingly funny revival at Broadway's Booth Theatre. Directed with the lightest of touches by Mark Lamos, this Lincoln Center Theater production sparkles with unexpected joy at the resilience of human -- and not-so-human -- nature. "
    FRANK SCHECK of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "Although the play ultimately adds up to somewhat less than the sum of its parts, it has many hilarious and incisive moments along the way, and they are beautifully realized in director Mark Lamos' production. "

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