Sea Marks | Performing Arts Review | Chicago Reader

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This two-person play reveals the gentler side of a company renowned for its gritty, testosterone-driven productions. The woman in Gardner McKay's bittersweet fable is a secretary working in Liverpool and the man, a fisherman from the western coast of Ireland. Their love is nurtured by letters to each other, but when they finally meet they discover that distance is necessary to relationships based on romantic fancy. Under Richard Cotovsky's capable direction, Robin Hughes and Eamonn McDonagh deliver sensitive, intelligent, detailed performances, and Becky Kusar's sound design evokes the seductive but ever-shifting power of the sea. Through 8/28: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 7 PM. Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan, 773-871-0442. $18-$22. + Schedule subject to change during Mary-Arrchie's "Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins" theater festival 8/18-8/21.

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