MOBY DICK

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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The power—and the poetry—of Melville's colossal novel is transformed into a masterwork for the stage. Driven on by a self-destructive madman, larger-than-life characters search for the white whale, pitting themselves against the Seven Seas with a fiery passion, in this robust and theatrically stunning production by Chicago's renowned Lookingglass Theatre Company.

Originally produced by Lookingglass Theatre Company in association with Actors Gymnasium in Chicago. This is a co-production with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage.

Previews: January 20–26, 2017
First Night: January 27, 2017
Regular Performances: January 28 – February 19, 2017

Recommendation: Suitable for ages 12 and above. Moby Dick contains the smoking of electronic pipes, strobe lights and haze effects.

Running Time: Approximately ​two hours and 15 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.

Reviews

Going into South Coast Repertory's production of adapter/director David Catlin's Moby Dick, based on the novel by Herman Melville, I immediately encountered a red flag in the program notes by Kat Zukatis with the opening line: “Let's all agree: Moby-Dick is a terrible novel.” My lovely wife Marlene and I quickly agreed that we didn't agree with that statement, and that Zukatis' program note was one of the worst we had ever encountered. Catlin, as well as a number of those in the ensemble and production crew of Moby Dick, is part of Chicago's renowned Lookingglass Theatre Company.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


For 150 years, writers for the stage and then screen have sought to wrestle Herman Melville's sprawling Moby-Dick into a two-hour play, film or opera. In 2015 Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company succeeded by energizing its storytelling by relying on stage techniques available when the book was published.

sweet - Cris Gross - ...read full review


When SoCal's premier regional theater imports a production rather than its customary locally-produced fare, you know the out-of-town visitor must be something special indeed. Lookinglass Theatre Company's Moby Dick is all that and a whole lot more.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


(Writer/director David) Catlin has condensed Melville's 800 plus pages into a two-and-a-half hour piece of theatre and tells the tale in true Story Theatre style which is very effective. But the tech rules the day. Don't miss sailing on this theatrical ride!

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Going into South Coast Repertory's production of adapter/director David Catlin's Moby Dick, based on the novel by Herman Melville, I immediately encountered a red flag in the program notes by Kat Zukatis with the opening line: “Let's all agree: Moby-Dick is a terrible novel.” My lovely wife Marlene and I quickly agreed that we didn't agree with that statement, and that Zukatis' program note was one of the worst we had ever encountered. Catlin, as well as a number of those in the ensemble and production crew of Moby Dick, is part of Chicago's renowned Lookingglass Theatre Company.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


For 150 years, writers for the stage and then screen have sought to wrestle Herman Melville's sprawling Moby-Dick into a two-hour play, film or opera. In 2015 Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company succeeded by energizing its storytelling by relying on stage techniques available when the book was published.

sweet - Cris Gross - ...read full review


When SoCal's premier regional theater imports a production rather than its customary locally-produced fare, you know the out-of-town visitor must be something special indeed. Lookinglass Theatre Company's Moby Dick is all that and a whole lot more.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


(Writer/director David) Catlin has condensed Melville's 800 plus pages into a two-and-a-half hour piece of theatre and tells the tale in true Story Theatre style which is very effective. But the tech rules the day. Don't miss sailing on this theatrical ride!

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review