Moby (No Last Name Given)

by Arthur M. Jolly

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.

Moby (No Last Name Given) is part of Lit on Fire, a performable collection of twelve short parodies of reading list classics.


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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Production Copy License $35.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $60.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $35.00 $0.00
Silver Package $50.00 $0.00
Gold Package $65.00 $0.00
Platinum Package $80.00 $0.00
Diamond Package $100.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $35.00 $0.00

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