Review

Mar 8 2005
Jack Zink | Sun-Sentinel

Seascape won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, a testament to the show's weighty social and literary themes. But it's Edward Albee's uncharacteristic playfulness that still appeals three decades later, in a cheeky revival by the Palm Beach Dramaworks. Michael McKeever and Margery Lowe are hidden beneath amazingly convincing makeup and costumes by Erin Amico. It's been 20 years since Seascape 's only other professional regional appearance in South Florida.... Dramaworks director William Hayes handles the work gingerly, realizing its light-hearted accessibility as well as mining the deeper soul-search. The actors respond with engaging characterizations outside their normal ranges. That may seem obvious in McKeever and Lowe's cases... But it's actually as much a challenge for them as it is for Felix and Olsen to get past the consistently scene-stealing effects of the giant-lizard imagery to preach some meaningful Albeeism. They meet that challenge -- and it's a whole lot easier for an audience to deal with than the shock treatment of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?.