By Bruce Graham
directed by BJ Jones

A World Premiere Performed and Recorded in 2011

In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family’s future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding—before the tide goes out. This drama hums with dark humor and powerful emotion.

“A trio of towering performances.  Mahoney’s performance…is the best work I’ve ever seen him do.  Exceptionally moving.”

Chicago Tribune

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Two Tony winners, perfectly paired— John Mahoney and Rondi Reed give an informal master class in acting.”
Chicago Sun-Times

“There is so much to admire in ‘The Outgoing Tide.’ It’s pretty much perfect.”
Daily Herald

Run time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Closed captioning is available.

Tickets are no longer available.


Thomas J. Cox* … Jack
John Mahoney* … Gunner
Rondi Reed* … Peg

Production Team:

Scenic Design | Brian Sidney Bembridge, USA
Costume Design | Rachel Laritz, USA
Lighting Design | JR Lederle
Sound Design | Andrew Hansen
Production Stage Manager | Rita Vreeland, AEA

*Member of the Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers


Northlight’s World Premiere production in 2011, photos by Michael Brosilow: