The romantic comedy “Sea Marks” will open at the Pewter Plough Playhouse on Oct. 9 for a month’s run on weekends. Tickets for the performances Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday matinees are now on sale at the playhouse.
Stars of the show are actress/novelist Mara Purl (known for her continuing role as Darla Cook on the NBC daytime drama “Days of our Lives”) and actor Christopher Law (“One Life to Live” and the first male spokesman for Revlon).
The production is being underwritten in part by donations to www.GoFundMe.com/seamarkscambria. Funds raised also will help the playhouse keep arts alive in Cambria.
Reviewers have deemed Gardner McKay’s play as being touching, moving and hilarious.
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It’s the second time in as many years that the play will grace the Pewter Plough stage. Law and Purl portrayed the characters in 1984 and brought them back to life three decades later. But unlike last year’s presentation, which was delivered as a reading, this year’s “Sea Marks” is a fully staged production.
Law plays a North Sea fisherman named Colm who’s fallen in love with a Welsh woman he’s seen just once — Purl’s Timothea. Colm is no master of the pen, but despite this he sets out to court Timothea by writing her letters over a year and a half, finally succeeding in arranging a rendezvous.
To his surprise, she persuades him to live with her in Liverpool.
Eve Tilley directs.
Purl, who’s also a novelist, is a frequent visitor to Cambria who used the town as the touchstone for Milford-Haven, U.S.A., the setting for her novels, short stories and radio drama. Her novels have won multiple awards and ranked among the top five on Amazon in several genres.
In addition to acting, Law has been an athlete, art auctioneer, singer and philanthropist. A Newport Beach resident, he has been an African safari guide since 1987.
The play’s run begins with a preview show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, followed by a gala champagne opening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Performances run Friday and Saturday nights, with Sunday matinees, through Nov. 8.
- When: Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons, Oct. 9-Nov. 8.
- Where: Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Main St. at Sheffield, Cambria.
- Tickets: $17 for preview show, Friday, Oct. 9; $30 for gala champagne opening Saturday, Oct. 10 (includes after-show party with champagne, desserts and live music by pianist/vocalist Dave Manion); $22 for regular performances — 10 percent discount for groups of 10 or more with single advance payment — or $17 for students with IDs.
- Information: 927-3877 or www.pewterploughplayhouse.org.