Set on the dunes of a quiet beach, EDWARD ALBEE'S SEASCAPE explores, not uncustomarily, two of his favorite subjects: marriage and relationships. With his signature ironic wit and razor-sharp perception, Albee introduces Nancy and Charlie (Frances Sternhagen and George Grizzard), a couple facing retirement who argue with comfortable familiarity about how to spend the rest of their lives. Nancy craves new adventure; Charlie really wants just to retire.
When a second couple, Sarah and Leslie (Elizabeth Marvel and Frederick Weller) arrive on the beach, a pitched encounter, both surreal and profound, ensues. It seems that Sarah and Leslie are also at a turning point in their lives and let it be said they just happen to be very special.
EDWARD ALBEE'S SEASCAPE, directed by Mark Lamos, set designed by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound by Aural Fixation.