Nature of event: Drama
Where: forty-five downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
When: 30th July – 10th August
Times: 8 pm Tuesday – Saturday; 3 pm Sunday
Cost: $38 Full / $33 Concession and Groups 6+
Bookings: 03 9662 9966 or fortyfivedownstairs.com
Further Information: Hoy Polloy founder and artistic director, Wayne Pearn, describes The Seafarer as a really intimate observation of male dereliction – it’s about us needing darkness in our lives so we are able to grasp the light.’
The Seafarer is set in Baldoyle a suburb on the coast north of Dublin on Christmas Eve James ‘Sharky’ Harkin is battling alcoholism and has returned to live with his hard drinking older blind brother Richard. As the night rolls on and the storm clouds gather the brothers are joined by an assortment of friends – one of whom brings an unfamiliar guest insisting on a game of poker.
With two demons at play on this night – one of which is ‘the drink’ – the stakes in this card game could not come any higher.