Moby Dick Autumn 2016
"It's true. It's all true for Moby Dick. He's a killer. He's a fury. He's an angel of hell. Why if the white whale could talk he'd talk like Ahab."
Nantucket. 1853. Center of a whaling industry that transformed blubber into the oil and candles that lit the world. It is here that a schoolmaster called Ishmael arrives to ship on a whale-boat. He sails under Ahab, Captain of the Pequod - a man bent on destroying the white whale that cost him his leg. Certain the destruction of his nemesis will quench his thirst, Ahab's single-minded pursuit of the whale consumes Ishmael, the crew and the Pequod itself.
A cast of eight, performing 18 roles in an all but empty stage, captures the spirit and atmosphere of Melville's masterpiece.
Opening September 9 in the Tacoma Youth Theater space in downtown Tacoma.
Directed by David Domkoski.
Supported in part through a TAIP Grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission.
Poster design by Michael Albert http://www.michaelalbert.com/