Theatre/Converse will present Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Seascape” Jan. 25-29 in Hazel B. Abbott Theatre, which is on the second floor of Wilson Hall on the Converse College campus. Curtain times are 8 p.m. each evening except for the Sunday Jan. 29 performance which begins at 2 p.m.
Reserved seating is $8 for adults; $4 students and seniors. Students from Converse, Wofford College, Limestone College and USC-Upstate will be admitted free. Groups of ten or more can purchase tickets for $2. For reservation and ticket information, contact the Theatre/Converse ticket office at (864) 596-9068.
Winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize, “Seascape” takes place on a lonely stretch of beach with two couples. One couple is a middle-aged husband and wife enjoying a picnic lunch together, as they talk idly about home, family and their life together. They are joined by two seas creatures-lizards that are at a very advanced stage of evolution and are contemplating the uncertain, thrilling prospect of pursuing a life on dry land and think that the human couple seems to hold the answers to their pressing questions. The ensuing interaction (the lizards speak wonderful English) between the couples develops into one of “warmth, humor, and poetic eloquence.”