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Newman Theater

February 1 - March 31, 2019

New York Premiere

Written by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne
Directed by Carrie Cracknell

Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Sunday in the Park with George, ConstellationsIf There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge (Orphans1984, On The Road) make their Public Theater debut in an unforgettable and incredibly intimate evening of theater.

Sturridge, in his third collaboration with Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (HeisenbergThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), performs SEA WALL, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable.

Gyllenhaal continues his artistic collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated playwright Nick Payne (ConstellationsIf There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) in A LIFE, a meditation on how we say goodbye to those we love most.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell (A Doll’s HouseThe Deep Blue Sea), this heart-filled exploration of the beauty of life and meaning of love is a must-see evening of dramatic storytelling at its best.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

Tom Sturridge

Tom Sturridge

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Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge


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Season 2018-2019
Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal Return to the New York Stage in Sea Wall/A Life
Vogue, December 10, 2018

Background Image Photo Credit: Joseph Augstein

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