Seahorse: a salty love story

Arts Club on Tour production at the ACT this week

Daryl King and Kerry Davidson in the Arts Club On Tour production of The Seahorse.

Daryl King and Kerry Davidson in the Arts Club On Tour production of The Seahorse.

On the coast of northern British Columbia, hard-bitten Gertie (Kerry Davidson) owns The Seahorse, a run-down waterfront bar.

Gertie has seen it all, liked none of it, and is bound and determined that no one will change her mind.

Enter Harry (Daryl King), a seaman of limited means but unlimited dreams.

Two forces of nature that attract and repel each other in equal measure drive this stormy romance filled with humour and drama.

“This beautiful and moving tale is my favourite kind of love story – set in a waterfront bar,” says director Sarah Rodgers.

“I am so excited to work with this pair of actors: the fiery and funny Kerry Davidson who possesses that rare combination of great depth and great comedy, and Daryl King, a hot, upcoming actor whose raw and exciting work with Main Street Theatre has garnered him several Jessie nominations and many fans.”

 The Seahorse was first presented at the Arts Club in 1975, at the Seymour Street location.

“It has long been one of my favourite plays,” says Bill Millerd, Arts Club’s artistic managing director.

“I know this production will be a fabulous evening of theatre with these two superb performers appearing in such a touching love story.”

 • The Seahorse plays the ACT on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.

It is part of the Arts Club on Tour series.