The Seahorse

Originally produced at New York’s Circle Rep, this tender, ribald, and complex love story is set in a waterfront bar where seaman Harry Bales spends his shore leave. “The Sea Horse” is run by Gertrude Blum, with whom Harry enjoys a purely physical relationship; they have never shared their private yearnings. Gertrude has encased her heart behind a facade of toughness following a failed marriage. Now Harry has a dream; he wants to buy a charter fishing boat and to have a son. The play progresses through a ritual courtship as these two outwardly abrasive characters fight, make up, fight again, spin dreams, deflate them, make love and reveal their locked up secrets.

Cast/Characters

Gertrude Blum – Jean Deltgen

Harry Bales – Peter Moody

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Stage Manager: Kathleen Beuttenmueller

Costume Design: Mary Jo Beniger

Light Design: David Krueger

Sound Design: Scott A. Heck

Master Carpenter: Bill Beniger

Production Crew: Steve Krause, Ken Rohde