Seascape BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    November 21, 2005
    Closing:
    January 8, 2006

    Theater: Booth Theatre / 222 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    In Seascape, 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. What the lizards experience with Nancy and Charlie nearly drives them back to the sea, but with an offer of help from the human couple, they decide to stay.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Seascape

    Twilight by the Sea With Talking Lizards

    Ben Brantley

    November 22, 2005: Let's play "Name That Play." I'll give you a plot synopsis; you tell me the title of the agreeably acted, audience-friendly and finger-slender revival that opened on Broadway last night at the Booth Theater. Frances Sternhagen and George Grizzard in the revival of the Edward Albee play "Seascape," which opened last night at the Booth Theater. Here goes: An elderly couple is on a waterside vacation. He's a curmudgeon, ready to settle down into a perpetual nap; she's an eternal pixie who keeps prodding him to live, live, live. But then unexpected, potentially hostile visitors enter the picture, bringing the old spouses' feelings about love, mortality and human existence into sharp, redemptive focus.

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