Drawn from Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick, Ishmael is a wild theater production telling the tale of a country schoolteacher who signs on to a whaling trip with a captain he’s never met. A shape-shifting actor conjures a funny, thoughtful, harrowing play about one man’s drive to see the world and another man’s insatiable quest to destroy it.
This fast-paced, music-infused adaptation features one actor/singer (Jack Weston), music by Jim Parker, and an innovative script that is making a big….splash.
“I often feel like I’m drifting in a massive void of an ocean, filled with ominous creatures lurking in the depths. What’s most intriguing about this show, technically, is the vast amount of content covered by a single actor and a simple set. A lone narrative storyline that demonstrates a wide breadth of knowledge, experience, and skills seem to fit nicely in Montana, where all of us have to be jacks and jills of many trades.” — John Zirkle, Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
A White Whale Productions touring performance. This show was created at Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, and workshopped in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Oh, that’s enough. Just come.