Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Seafarer

Saw this last night at the Booth. Excellent show - acting, writing, everything. Beautiful. There is something delightfully old-fashioned and spooky about it - a great yarn. The actors - particularly Jim Norton, David Morse and Ciarin Hinds - utterly inhabit their roles as thirsty low-class Irish gents and a mysterious poker-loving visitor on Christmas Eve. Conor McPherson takes his time setting everything up, and when it takes off, it's a great night in the theatre.

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