When Irish friends and hard drinkers gather to ring in the holiday, chances are sparks will fly. And that may be the case with The Seafarer written by Conor McPherson, which opens this Friday at .
McPherson, whose at , is a talented weaver of words.
He has structured a play in The Seafarer that allows him maximum opportunities to display his character-crafting prowess.
Two aging bachelors, Richard Harkin and his brother Sharky, are joined in their shabby home by a couple friends, and they all start swigging whiskey and trading lively banter.
But things change when a mysterious stranger shows up and instigates a game of poker with unusually high stakes.
Scott Miller directs the production that features notable local actors: Charles Kartali, Larry Nehring, Bernard Canepari, Tom Woodward and Dobama artistic director Joel Hammer.
The Seafarer at Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road. Dec. 2-18. Tickets: $10-$26. Go to dobama.org or call 216-932-3396.