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Sea Wall / A Life
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Sea Wall / A Life

Jul 16, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Running time: 1:45
Hudson Theatre
141 West 44th Street
New York City, NY 10036
By Bus: QM15, QM16, QM17 and QM18 – drops off at 44th Street & 6th Avenue
By Subway: Nearly all trains stop within 2 blocks of the theatre (FMBD on 6th Ave & 42nd Street and 1/2/3/N/R/Q/W/7/S at Broadway & 42nd Street)
Show Description:


Carrie Cracknell

Written By

Simon Stephens & Nick Payne - respectively

Listed at TKTS:
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$69.00 - $179.00
prices subject to change
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Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only. For assistance, please call (646) 975-4626.
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are several small sets of stairs to get to the Dress Circle. There is 3 flights of stairs to the Balcony. Hand rails are available at every stepped seat row
There is an elevator that takes you from the main entrance to the Dress Circle level. The elevator does not go to the Balcony level (several banks of steps are required to reach the Balcony).
Valet parking garage directly across from the theatre
Curb Ramps
Available in front of the venue.
The main entrance is ADA Accessible.
Box Office
ADA Accessible ramp from sidewalk into Box Office; ADA Accessible window.
There are ADA Accessible restrooms on the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels. There are a total of 27 toilets in the venue.
Water Fountain
A water fountain is available in the Dress Circle and the Balcony.
There is complimentary public Wifi throughout the theatre.
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Devices may be picked up in the Box Office lobby. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.
Visual Assistance
For assistance with ADA seating, please call (646) 975-4626.
Folding Armrests
For assistance with ADA seating, please call (646) 975-4626.


Directed by Carrie Cracknell, “Sea Wall/A Life” — a hit downtown early this year, at the Public Theater — is the most stripped-down storytelling on Broadway right now. The quiet spectacle these plays offer is in the acting of tragicomedies of love and loss, young men’s stories about fatherhood and family, and about the hole that grief can blast right through a person’s center. CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
The two one act plays in the double bill entitled "Sea Wall/A Life" are, on the surface, very small works. But they concern some very big themes: life, death, birth. Even so, the idea of a show featuring a pair of monologues on a mostly bare stage will likely turn some people off. Certainly true in lesser hands, but this is a beautifully intimate production featuring performances so sharply focused, anything more would be a distraction CONTINUE READING THE NY 1 REVIEW
Sturridge performs Stephens' “Sea Wall” first and is followed after intermission by Gyllenhaal with Payne’s “A Life.” “Sea Wall” is sadder but stronger as a piece of drama, while “A Life” (which often feels like a romantic comedy) allows for more levity.Both performances have become more focused and effective since the Off-Broadway run. Haunted and hurt, Sturridge gently relives a traumatizing experience as if participating in a group-therapy session. On the other hand, Gyllenhaal gets to have more fun and be far more energetic, at various points even running through the audience and playing bits of John Lennon’s “Imagine” on a piano. CONTINUE READING THE AM NEW YORK REVIEW


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