New in 2019 Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony nominee Tom Sturridge star in an evening of back-to-back monologue plays that grapple with profound questions about life, death, and identity. Begins July 26th.
From the producers: This unforgettable and incredibly intimate evening of theater includes Simon Stephens's "Sea Wall," an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable, and Nick Payne's "A Life," an emotional examination of how sons become fathers and the transformative power of love. A 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.
English playwright Simon Stephens is best known for his plays "Heisenberg," and "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," which won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2013, as well as the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. British playwright and screenwriter Nick Payne's play "Constellations" received the 2012 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Play. He won the prestigious George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2009, the 2012 Harold Pinter Playwright’s Award and a 2014 Oliver Award Nomination for Best New Comedy for his play "The Same Deep Water as Me."
Carrie Cracknell repeats her work as director from the recent Public Theater production, with stage-and-screen stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge reprising their acclaimed performances. Tom Sturridge is known for his work in the films "Being Julia," "Like Minds," and "The Boat That Rocked." He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the play "Orphans." In addition to his numerous film roles, Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal made his Broadway debut in Nick Payne's "Constellations" in 2014, followed by the 2017 revival of "Sunday in the Park with George."