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Du 11 au 21 février 2016, 8PM, Sundays 2PM
Moby Dick
By Herman Melville
Adapted for the stage by Jim Burke
Directed by Alex Goldrich
With Anne-Marie Saheb, Martin Law, Alex Petrachuk, Chris Hicks, and Nils Svensson-Carell

Set in 1820's, the play joins young sailor Ishmael on his first whaling voyage aboard The Pequod. There he joins a colourful crew of sailors, savages, misfits and outcasts, captained by the infamous Ahab, who Ishamel soon learns is obsessed with finding and killing the legendary Moby Dick, the white whale who years ago bit off Ahab's leg. What follows is a journey halfway around the world and into some of mankind's deepest questions of faith and fate, morality and mortality.

Based on the American classic by Herman Melville, this award-winning new adaptation of Moby Dick was penned by playwright and Montreal Gazette theatre critic Jim Burke. The play is a lively and energetic retelling, with a cast of just five talented actors diving in and out of over thirty characters. While the story was written and is set in the mid-nineteenth century, Burke's adaptation has an undeniable modern flair. Director Alex Goldrich has embraced this, in part, with the gender-blind casting of the production. The play, like the novel, is complex in its emotional and spiritual themes; however, it is also frequently lighthearted and even comedic.

Stage Manager Elyse Quesnel
Set Designer Peter Vatsis
Lighting Designer Robert Moody
Costume Designer Rachel Quintero Faia

Regular $25
Seniors/Groups 10+ $23
Students $20

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