Theatre Coup d'Etat to Present Original Adaptation of MOBY DICK
Herman Melville's Moby Dick has been called the "greatest American novel". This adaptation illustrates what truly makes America great - diversity, inclusion, and hard work. Coup d'Etat'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 man 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 proud to present this world premier in the Twin Cities. Combining actor-driven movement, live sound-scaping and music, and the intimate seating of Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3, Theatre Coup d'Etat's production of Moby Dick is another can't-miss experience.
Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com or call 1-800-838-3006. Performances take place at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3, located at 2601 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408.
Moby Dick preview (pay-what-you-can): Thursday, November 2, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). Moby Dick performances (sliding scale): $18-$40; Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm); November 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Monday, November 6 is a pay-what-you-can performance).
ISHMAEL - Eva Gemlo, FLASK - Craig James Hostetler, STUBB - Meagan Kedrowski, QUEEQUEG - Antonia Perez, STARBUCK - Kayla McCarthy, "CAPTAIN" PELEG - David Wasserman, TASHTEKOVA - Jacleen Olson, DAGGOO - Michael Terrell Brown, CAPTAIN AHAB - Adam Scarpello, PETER COFFIN - Sue Gerver, CAPTAIN GARDINER - Siddeeqah Shabazz, WHALERS - Kelly Nelson, Mikey Johnson, Lauren Diesch
MUSIC DIRECTOR - Alison Keller, MUSICIANS - Jamie White Jachimiec, Anna Leverett, Ze'ev O'Rourke DIRECTOR - James Napoleon Stone, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Kevin Fanshaw, STAGE MANAGER - Quinn Forrest Masterson, DIALECT COACH - Jim Ahrens, DRAMATURGIST - Lanny Langston, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Lauren Diesch and Anne Brown
The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available. Following the show, audience members are encouraged to stay for a brief talkback with the the cast.