Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (1984)
by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley

The setting is a rundown bar in the Bronx, where two of society's rejects, Danny and Roberta, strike up a halting conversation over their beer. Though there are no facile answers to their pain, thanks to the playwright's skill and compassion, both characters are able to probe within themselves to find forgiveness that offers the hope of a future touched with more than the bitterness and loneliness that had been their lot before their fateful meeting.

 "…the play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a loving embrace." —NY Times. 
"…a funny, frightening, hypnotically fascinating evening of theatre…" —Drama-Logue.

"We have given these two shows--Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and Gruesome Playground Injuries--an overlapping, repertory run to put them in direct communication with one another. One takes place over the course of 30 years, the other, a single night. With keen awareness, both playwrights manifest incredibly sensitive characters risking love - despite how painful that might be. 

Both plays confront the same big questions: Do we change? Does love have the power to save us? How do we write the stories of our own future?" -- Mason Wagner, Director, BetweenTheLines