Tonight: A Live 'Moby Dick' Adaptation Sets Sail
Threadbare Theater Workshop kicks off its inaugural season with a nautical adaptation of Melville's epic.
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Combining the gravity of Moby Dick with the accessibility of a live small-ensemble play, and, well, the fact that it all takes place aboard the National Registry-listed Lehigh Valley Barge #79, Threadbare Theatre Workshop's or, The Whale, takes a wholly different approach to Melville's epic. Adapted and directed by workshop founder and artistic director Kate Russell, the 8-person play's soliloquies are reminiscent of Shakespeare and blend his influence into the story and the writing. The acting is commanding and open, the writing sharp and clear. All this, supported by subtle and masterful sound and lighting design, creates an immersive and powerful theater experience, fulfilling the goal of its creators to “illuminate epics in a simple way through the magic of resourceful storytelling; laying bare our humanity so we may thread more empathy into existence.”
or, The Whale runs Oct 23 at 7:30pm and Oct 24 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm at Lehigh Valley Barge #79, Waterfront Museum in Red Hook. Tickets can be bought here.
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