Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Horse Theatre's THE WHALE

Mad Horse Theatre presents THE WHALE By Samuel D. Hunter, directed by company member Christine Louise Marshall, November 1 - 18, 2018 at Mad Horse Theatre, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland, ME

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, Charlie, a six-hundred-pound recluse, hides away in his apartment, slowly eating himself to death, visited only by one stalwart friend and then, by chance, a young Mormon missionary with his own reasons for hiding away. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, Charlie reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, THE WHALE tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.

THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter won the Drama Desk Award, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the GLAAD Media Award, as well as the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play. Hunter comments: "I wanted an emotional and physical experience that points to something divine. But I'm constantly interested in the divine bumping up against the daily and the banal. There is an experience of the divine in the play, but I try to keep it very quotidian."

The cast includes company member Burke Brimmer and guest artists; Amanda Eaton, Gus LaRou, Ella Briman and Amy Torrey. The production crew includes company members; Mark Rubin (Production Manager), Jake Cote (Sound Design), Christine Marshall (Props), and guest artists, Lauren Stockless, (Stage Manager), Arsen Scheindel, (Assistant Stage Manager), Mike O'Neal (Lighting Design), and Grace Fosler (Costume Design).

Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Horse Theatre's THE WHALE
Burke Brimmer & Amy Torrey

Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Horse Theatre's THE WHALE
Ella Brimmer & Gus LaRou

Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Horse Theatre's THE WHALE
Burke Brimmer & Amanda Eaton

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