Sea Wall / A Life

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: January 1, 2019
Opening date: February 14, 2019
Closing date: March 31, 2019
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Sturridge, in his third collaboration with Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (Heisenberg, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), performs Sea Wall, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable.

Gyllenhaal continues his artistic collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) in A Life, a meditation on how we say goodbye to those we love most.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell (A Doll’s House, The Deep Blue Sea), this heart-filled exploration of the beauty of life and meaning of love, Sea Wall / A Life is a must-see evening of dramatic storytelling at its best.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Nick Payne1 Playwright
Simon Stephens2 Playwright
Stuart Earl Original Music
Carrie Cracknell Director
Rory McGregor Associate Director
Laura Jellinek Set Designer
Kaye Voyce Costume Designer
Peter Kaczorowski Lighting Designer
Fabian Obispo Sound Designer
Cate McCrea Assistant Set Designer
Anne-Aurelie Pillet Associate Costume Designer
Gina Scherr Associate Lighting Designer
Jorge Olivo Associate Sound Designer
Lawrence Schober Associate Sound Designer
Kate Croasdale Stage Manager
Peter Lawrence Production Stage Manager
R. Jay Duckworth Prop Master
Amanda Roberge Wardrobe
Corrine Gologursky Assistant Prop Master
Julie Congress Vocal Coach

1A Life.
2Sea Wall.

Actor Role
Jake Gyllenhaal1 Abe
Tom Sturridge2 Alex

1A Life by Nick Payne.
2Sea Wall by Simon Stephens.
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play Tom Sturridge Actor
2 NOMINATED 2019 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Jake Gyllenhaal Actor