Lab Theatre to perform reading of The Seafarer

December 15, 7:30pm

Sharky Harkin has returned home at Christmastime to take care of his brother, Richard. Richard is a freewheeling soul and an overbearing alcoholic who has recently gone blind. He lives to drink, and he urges Sharky to drink as well, even though Sharky has promised himself he would remain sober for the holidays. The brothers and two of their friends gather on Christmas Eve for a game of poker, and one of the friends brings a newcomer, the elegantly dressed Mr. Lockhart. Mr. Lockhart, it turns out, is the Devil himself, come to bargain for Sharky’s soul.