The Seafarer - Dinner & Live Theater
Includes a 2 Course meal & The show for $30.
"The Seafarer" is a play by Irish playwright Conor McPherseon and is considered by many to be his masterpiece. It tells the story of a man on Christmas Eve who finds himself caught up in a card game with the Devil with his soul at stake. Humorous, haunting and compassionate the play opened on Broadway in 2007.
"Having recently been let go from his job chauffeuring a wealthy developer and his wife in Lahinch, Co. Clare, Sharky returns to Dublin to look after Richard. Tension between the brothers is evident from the start and exists mostly in Richard's constant sniping and excessive demands from his younger brother. A source of early conflict stems from Richard's inviting Nicky GiblinSharky's love rivalto join the men, along with Ivan, for a game of poker.
Nicky Giblin unexpectedly arrives with the mysterious Mr. Lockhart, a man of refined appearance. During a tête-à-tête, Lockhart reminds Sharky of their prior meeting which occurred twenty-five years to the day previously, when the pair were remanded together in the Bridewell Garda Barracks when Sharky had been arrested over the killing of a vagrant, Lawrence Joyce. During the period of their captivity Sharky had agreed to a game of cards in which he wagered his soul in a game of poker against Lockhart in a bid to gain his freedom. Sharky won the game and with it his freedom, but with the proviso that Lockhart would at some future date, have an opportunity to play him once again.
The play culminates with the poker game played between the five men, ostensibly a harmless game of cards, it is in fact a game for Sharky's soul as Lockhart reveals himself, in a series of private disclosures to Sharky, to be a Mephistophelian entity. Sharky once again trumps his adversary when in the denouement Ivan reveals his winning hand of four aces which he had earlier mistaken for four fours due to his myopia."
Murphy's Irish Pub (View)
464 First St. East
Sonoma, CA 95476