The Theater: Spars and Scars

THE SEA HORSE

by JAMES IRWIN

Big, fat, frumpy Gert is as disconcertingly direct as the belaying pin with which she flattens obstreperous patrons of her waterfront bar. If one of the seamen who frequent her place takes her sexual fancy, she issues a pointblank invitation to him to follow her upstairs. In recent months she has limited her favors to a virile ship's engineer named Harry, who possesses an unholy thirst and an unquenchable lust. Harry (Edward J. Moore) is as lean as Jack Sprat, and he and Gert (Conchata Ferrell) form the...