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The Whale - 2012 - Off-Broadway

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he 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.

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Playwrights Horizons

(New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)


 

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by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012
Due to popular demand, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a second, final extension of its critically-acclaimed, sold-out New York premiere of THE WHALE, a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise). Originally set to play a limited engagement through Sunday, December 2, the production originally extended to Sunday, December 9 and now extends to Saturday, December 15 at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). This additional week represents the final extension possible for the production.
by Ben Peltz - November 10, 2012
You know those people who can eat whatever they want and never gain a pound?  Charlie, the central character of Samuel D. Hunter's touching drama The Whale, isn't one of them.  Charlie's dietary habits declined in a sharp downward spiral after losing his lover under tragic circumstances.  He lives a reclusive existence in his Idaho home, teaching how to write basic essays from his laptop while spread across his couch, with his students able to hear his voice, but never see his face.  When he last used a scale, Charlie weighed in at 550 pounds.  He suspects to be close to 600 now.
by Walter McBride - November 6, 2012
The Playwrights Horizons' production of The Whale, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), opened last night, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from the opening night after party below!
by Walter McBride - November 6, 2012
The Playwrights Horizons' production of The Whale, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), opened last night, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from the opening night arrivals below!
by Walter McBride - November 6, 2012
The Playwrights Horizons' production of The Whale, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), opened last night, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from the big opening below!
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2012
Playwrights Horizons' production THE WHALE, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise, the upcoming Water By the Spoonful at Second Stage) and opens tonight, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2012
This just in: the Playwrights Horizons production of THE WHALE resumes performances TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 31 at 7:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2012
Previews began Friday, October 12 for the Playwrights Horizons' production of THE WHALE, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise, the upcoming Water By the Spoonful at Second Stage), the production has an Opening Night set for Monday, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Get a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - October 3, 2012
Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, October 3, for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere of THE WHALE, a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), directed by Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise, the upcoming Water By the Spoonful at Second Stage). Due to the overwhelming response to Playwrights Horizons' 2012/2013 season, all productions are now playing longer runs to accommodate the larger subscription base. The limited engagement of THE WHALE, originally announced through Sunday, November 18, will now play through Sunday, December 2.
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2012
Previews begin Friday, October 12 for the Playwrights Horizons' production of THE WHALE, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise, the upcoming Water By the Spoonful at Second Stage), the production has an Opening Night set for Monday, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street).