Based on Herman Melville’s classic, the play tells of one man’s obsessive battle against nature. Bold trapeze and acrobatic work turn the seafaring tale into an experiment in aerial storytelling. The production, originally staged by Lookinglass Theatre Company in Chicago, is brought to Alliance Theatre by adapter and director David Catlin. Lookingglass Theatre last presented on the Alliance Stage in 2010 with its production Lookingglass Alice.
Moby Dick stars Jamie Abelson (Ishmael), Christopher Donahue (Ahab), and Adeoye Mabogunje (Queequeg). They are joined by Kelley Abell, Walter Owen Briggs, Cordelia Dewdney, Micah Figueroa, Kasey Foster, Raymond Fox, and Javen Ulambayar.
The creative team includes Courtney O’Neill (set design), Sully Ratke (costume design), William C. Kirkham (lighting design), Rick Sims (sound design and music composition), Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (aerial and acrobatic choreography), Kathy Logelin (dialect coach), and Isaac Schoepp (rigging design).
Performances run through October 30.