Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage Reading of MOBY DICK

Theatre Coup d'Etat to Stage Reading of MOBY DICK

Herman Melville's Moby Dick has been called the "greatest American novel." Its story illustrates how true greatness is achieved - through diversity, inclusion, and hard work.

Theatre Coup d'Etat's adaptation re-imagines the classic tale by showing a world that is gender, culturally, and racially inclusive.

CDT's Moby Dick is the story of a diverse crew of sailors working during the height of the whaling industry, as told through the eyes of a callow narrator, Ishmael. The hunt this time, however, is for the leviathan that took the leg and splintered the mind of Captain Ahab, a captain haunted by demons of his own making. Under the wisdom and guidance of the great harpooner Queequeg, Ishmael gives us a lens into a world of cultural unity, moral and ethical conflict, and what it means to depend on the person next to you in a dangerous world where each day could be your last.

Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d'Etat is staging this reading of Moby Dick as part of a rigorous workshop process to prepare the script to be fully staged in November.

Featuring: Brian Joyce, Adam Scarpello, Jack Kloppenborg, Charla Marie Bailey, Kevin Fanshaw, Kaylyn Forkey, Diana Jurland, Kelly Nelson, and James Napoleon Stone.

Admission is pay-what-you-can and open to the public, but reservations are recommended at www.theatrecoupdetat.com or call 1-800-838-3006. Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 is located at 2601 2nd Ave. S., MPLS 55408. Free street parking is available.

The Moby Dick reading (pay-what-you-can) will take place on Sunday, May 21, showtime 7:00pm (doors 6:30pm). The reading will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Following the reading, audience members will be welcomed to stay for a brief talkback with the writer and the cast.

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