SEASON 14 | JULY 2001

Moby Dick
summer youth theatre

Adaptation by Kirk Smith
Directed by Bonnie Cullum
Presented by The VORTEX Summer Youth Theatre

This precise and highly theatrical take on Melville's classic American novel unfolds through flashbacks, dialogue, movement and music. Detailing the relentless pursuit of the vulgar, vicious, and possibly supernatural white whale, the adaptation remains devoted to the language and the spirit of the original, effectively communicating the feel of life at sea, the danger of it, the feverish pursuit and foreboding it occasions, and the roles played by destiny and death.


Elizabeth Doss, Zach Pettichord, Stewart Johnson


Directed by Bonnie Cullum. Set Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Soundscapes by Chad Salvata.


B. Iden Payne Awards
Outstanding Production of a Play for Youth
Nominated for 4 additional B. Iden Payne Awards

In Kirk Smith’s adaptation of Melville’s masterwork, language comes at us in great waves, and the language here is powerful.
— The Austin Chronicle