SEASON 14 | JULY 2001
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