2013 - 2014 Season

Sea Marks
An Irish Love Story

by Gardner McKay
directed by Ciarán O’Reilly

starring Xanthe Elbrick & Patrick Fitzgerald

Extended to July 13, 2014!

Sea Marks is the story of two people falling in love.  He is a rough-hewn fisherman, living by the sea, on a remote island off the West of Ireland.  She lives in Liverpool where she works in a book publishing house.  They meet.  Letters follow--letters full of powerful alluring words like she’s never heard before... Gardner McKay’s play beautifully captures the heartache of long-distance love and when the call of the heart challenges the call of the wild.

Performance Schedule:
Tues at 7pm | Wed at 3pm & 8pm
| Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 3pm & 8pm | Sun at 3pm
Tickets: $65 Orchestra, $55 Side Section

Approx. Running Time: 1hour, 45 minutes, with one intermission

Opening Night May 5, 2014

What the Critics Are Saying...

“[Sea Marks] will speak to anyone who has been torn between love for another and fear of leaving behind the life one knows... So make room for one more Irish love story on your theater calendar. It may very well be the most satisfying you've seen this season.” –TheaterMania

"the play has its charms, which derive mostly from the obvious enjoyment of the actors." –New York Times

“"a perfect fit for a company that has done more than almost any other in Manhattan to celebrate the primacy of the written word... The Irish Rep has already achieved an enviable reputation as one of the most accomplished theaters in the nation, but with Sea Marks they remind us that reputation was often built on taking the kind of creative risks that every now and again pay off as handsomely as this show does."” -Irish Voice

splendidly acted and lovingly directed… much credit must go to director Ciarán O'Reilly, who has a touch of the poet himself as he consistently discovers the lifeblood of works like Sea Marks–Talkin’ Broadway

“That this gem of a play doesn’t once feel cliché is a testament to its unfussy plot, glorious language, deftly calibrated direction, and terrific acting. It’s so naturalistic, it has a pulse.” -Woman Around Town

“warm revival… the well-matched Fitzgerald and Elbrick are such fun to watch.–Entertainment Weekly

“Fitzgerald brings tremendous depth to his role” –EDGE NY

quite beautiful” –The New Yorker

“Elbrick portrays Timothea with bite and zest–CurtainUp

Beautifully directed–Huffington Post

“the comedy and poetry shine in McKay’s script” –Theatre Is Easy

Behind the scenes of Garder McKay's Sea Marks

Cast: (in order of appearance)                                                       
Colm  Patrick Fitzgerald
Timothea  Xanthe Elbrick
Artistic Team:  
Director Ciarán O’Reilly
Set Design Charlie Corcoran
Costume Design Leon Dobkowski
Lighting Design Michael Gottlieb
Sound Design M. Florian Staab
Original Music Ryan Rumery
Properties Sven Henry Nelson
Dialect Coach Stephen Gabis
Wigs Robert-Charles Vallance
Production Stage Manager Jeff Davolt
Assistant Stage Manager Fran Acuña-Almiron













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