connecting culture and COMMUNIty
Throughout the year we organize free staged readings of new and established work that explores questions of alienation and reconciliation. Refreshments and conversation to follow. We hope you will join us for these exciting one-night only events.
CAVE PLAYS with Sea Dog Theater
October 26th at 8pm
Tickets only $15 dollars with special code CALSTG
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
by John Patrick Shanley
and a talkback after the performance
with the Rev. Jacob Smith
and artistic Director Chris Domig
The Cave - 209 E. 16th Street (enter through the courtyard)
The setting is a rundown bar in the Bronx, where two of society's rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting conversation over their beer. He is a brooding, self-loathing young man who resorts more to violence than reason; she is a divorced, guilt-ridden young woman whose troubled teenage son is now being cared for by her parents. Danny, whose fellow truck drivers call him "the animal," seems incapable of tender emotion, while Roberta is distrustful of men in general. And yet, as their initial reserve begins to melt, and they decide to spend the night together, the possibility of a genuine and meaningful relationship begins to emerge—the first for both of them. In the end there are no facile, easy answers, but thanks to the playwright's skill and compassion, both characters are able to find an exorcism and forgiveness that, while painfully achieved, offers the hope of a future touched, at last, with more than the bitterness and loneliness that had been their lot before their fateful meeting.
Sea Dog Theater
Sea Dog Theater was founded in 2016 after two successful collaborations between Christopher Domig and Janelle Garcia Domig: the international tour of DIRT (New York, London, Berlin, Edinburgh, Vancouver BC), and The Waste Land, co-created with Daniel Domig (New York International Fringe Festival). Together they discovered that the central questions in their work addressed the theme of alienation and reconciliation. They founded Sea Dog Theater in order to explore in greater depths how the experience of alienation and reconciliation pervades all aspects of the human condition.