McPherson's The Seafarer Extended Through Dec. 28 in Hartford

News   McPherson's The Seafarer Extended Through Dec. 28 in Hartford The Hartford TheaterWorks production of Conor McPherson's The Seafarer has extended its holiday run through Dec. 28.

Henry Wishcamper directs the chilling Christmas-set tale that began performances Nov. 12 and was originally scheduled to conclude Dec. 21. TheaterWorks announced that seven additional performances have been added: Dec. 14, 21 and 23 at 7:30 PM; Dec. 26 at 8 PM; Dec. 27 at 2:30 PM and 8 PM; and Dec. 28 at 2:30 PM.

The Seafarer features John Ahlin (Gray Area), Chris Genebach (Goodman's King Lear), Edmond Genest (13th of Paris), Allen McCullough and Dean Nolen (Wilma's Amadeus).

"It's Christmas Eve and four Irish blokes converge in a dingy Dublin basement for what they hope will be a festive evening of whiskey and poker. When a mysterious stranger arrives, the stakes of the game are raised frighteningly high. The big question — is this holiday visitor a Santa or a Satan?" press notes read.

The design team for The Seafarer includes set design by Adrian W. Jones, costume design by Anne Kenney, lighting design by Matthew Richards, sound design by Bart Fasbender and fight choreography by Mark Olsen.

Playwright Conor McPherson directed the recent Broadway engagement of The Seafarer, which earned Tony nominations for Best Direction and Best Play. The work also earned an Olivier nomination for Best New Play for its London debut in 2006. Tickets to The Seafarer at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street in Hartford, CT, are available by calling (860) 527-7838.

For more information visit the TheaterWorks website at theaterworkshartford.org.