Moby (No Last Name Given)

by Arthur M. Jolly

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About the Play

Comedy with music. 10 minutes. 3-10 females, 1-10 males (5-13+ performers possible, including dancers portraying the whale). Suitable for high school and older.

Premiered at The Black Box Theatre (Los Angeles, CA) staged by the Coop Theatre Company.

The Coop Theatre Company production at The Black Box Theatre (Los Angeles, CA; photo by Alex Moy).

Synopsis

Herman Melville’s epic adventure about Captain Ahab's pursuit of Moby Dick, a great white whale, is widely considered the greatest American novel, and the opening line, "Call me Ishmael," one of the most recognizable in Western literature. This high-speed not-quite-a-musical doesn’t even manage the opening line (“Call me Ish - for short”) before it veers off into a warped, wacky diatribe on whaling, revenge and high seas hijinks with a splashy finale that will have you screaming, "Thar she blows!"
 

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Synopsis

Herman Melville’s epic adventure about Captain Ahab's pursuit of Moby Dick, a great white whale, is widely considered the greatest American novel, and the opening line, "Call me Ishmael," one of the most recognizable in Western literature. This high-speed not-quite-a-musical doesn’t even manage the opening line (“Call me Ish - for short”) before it veers off into a warped, wacky diatribe on whaling, revenge and high seas hijinks with a splashy finale that will have you screaming, "Thar she blows!"