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May 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 23, 2019
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 23, 2019
The Slamming Door Artist Collective presents Edward Bond’s The Sea.
Set in the aftermath of a tempest on the salt-sprayed shores of a quiet village, two young lovers try to make sense of chaos in an irrational society peopled by eccentric characters.
A wild storm shakes a small East Anglian seaside village, and Willy is unable to save his friend from drowning. The raving coastguard is too drunk to do anything; Hatch the draper is passing by but he believes that hovering alien spaceships are slowly replacing people’s brains and he refuses to help, while the grande dame Mrs Rafi, bastion of respectability, amateur theatricals and velvet curtains from Birmingham, sets her face against the chaos.
First produced in 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre, London, The Sea is the work of English playwright Edward Bond, widely regarded among the top of England’s major living dramatists, but who has always been considered controversial due to the violence depicted in his plays, the radicalism of his statements on modern theatre and society, and his theories on drama. The Sea is no exception, where its collection of furious eccentricity, bitter collision of class, and fierce burning of grief sways between light-hearted comedy and desolate poetry, in an unapologetic examination of rural manners and humanity’s unqualified potential.
Previews: April 30 and May 1 | Opening Night: May 2
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