A Special Production Brings Love in Slow Motion to RTR

SEA MARKS

RTR breaks with tradition to tell a slightly longer tale on October 11th and 12th with its production LOVE & LETTERS, featuring Sea Marks, by Gardiner McKay. The play is directed by Mary McDonald-Lewis and stars the wife-husband actor team of Juliette Prosser and Mike Prosser.

“This tale is sweet and fragile, and takes its time to tell,” says McDonald-Lewis. “Making the journey with Colm and Timothea is worth it.”

Set in the late 1960s, Sea Marks is a love story told through the mail and careful courtship. It begins when Colm Primrose, a fisherman on one of Ireland’s western islands, decides to write a letter to Timothea Stiles, a woman he saw briefly, once, at a wedding… and from there, at a heartbeat’s pace, it proceeds.

The performers Prosser and Prosser brought the story to RTR as a project they could take on together. “The Welsh Timothea and the Irish Colm are separated by more than the Irish sea,” says McDonald-Lewis. “These are two wounded souls writing their way, letter by letter, from pain and isolation toward redemption… and love.” The director says it’s unusual to present a longer play, but the story and storytellers compelled this departure from its traditional shorter fare.

The cast includes Juliette Prosser and Mike Prosser

Juliet Prosser and Mike Prosser in Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay

Juliet Prosser and Mike Prosser in Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay

Juliet Prosser and Mike Prosser in Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay

Juliet Prosser and Mike Prosser in Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay

Juliet Prosser and Mike Prosser in Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay

Juliet Prosser and Mike Prosser in Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay

Juliet Prosser and Mike Prosser in Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay

Juliet Prosser and Mike Prosser in Sea Marks by Gardiner McKay

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