“Quite possibly the finest playwright of his generation..” NYTimes
About the writer:
Conor McPherson is an Irish playwright, director, and screenwriter. He was born August 6, 1971 in Dublin and attended University College Dublin, where he began writing plays as a member of the dramatic society. He went on to found the Fly by Night Theatre Company, which produced some of his early plays. His work has since gone on to be produced internationally, notably in the West End and on Broadway. Other works include This Lime Tree Bower, The Weir, Dublin Carol, Port Authority, and Shining City. He has won or been nominated for numerous awards, among them Olivier, Evening Standard, Critic’s Circle, and Tony Awards.
“As in earlier plays like The Weir and Shining City, Mr. McPherson is considering the impenetrable, scary mystery that is being alive and the blundering ways that poor humans deal with it. The Seafarer portrays the forms of amnesia and anesthesia that allow people to wake up with themselves.” from the NYTimes
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