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Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. Straight from its acclaimed 2015 debut at Lookingglass Theatre Company, the production fuses innovative staging with aerial storytelling. Based on the book by Herman Melville, Moby Dick is a co-production with the ALLIANCE THEATRE and South Coast Repertory and runs now through December 24, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

Reprising their roles from the celebrated Chicago production are Jamie Abelson as Ishmael, Christopher Donahue as Ahab, Anthony Fleming III as Queequeg, Kasey Foster as Fate/Widow, Raymond Fox as Stubb/Captain Boomer/Captain Gardiner and Javen Ulambayar as Mungun. They are joined by Kelley Abell as Fate/Inkeeper, Walter Owen Briggs as Starbuck/Father Mapple/Dr. Bunger, Cordelia Dewdney as Fate/Crone, Micah Figueroa as Cabaco/Captain of New Bedford Whaling Ship and understudies Adeoye (for Queequeg/Mungun) and Chris Mathews (for Ahab/Ishmael/Stubb/Starbuck/Cabaco).

The creative team for Moby Dick includes Aerial/Acrobatic Choreography by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi, Set Designer Courtney O'Neill, Costume Designer Sully Ratke, Lighting Designer William C. Kirkham, Sound Design & Original Music by Rick Sims, Rigging Designer Isaac Schoepp, Dialect Coach Kathy Logelin, Stage Manager Mary Hungerford and Assistant Stage Manager Marne Anderson.

For more about the production, visit arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/moby-dick.

Photo Credit: Cameron Whitman

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Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage
David Catlin (Director and Adaptor) and his wife and daughters

Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage
Larry Franks (Arena Stage Trustee), Ellen Berelson, David Catlin (Director and Adaptor), Beth Newburger Schwartz (Arena Stage Board President), Edgar Dobie (Arena Stage Executive Director) and Seema Sueko (Arena Stage Deputy Artistic Director)

Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage
Cast Members Anthony Fleming III, Walter Owen Briggs and Micah Figueroa

Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage
Cast members Kelley Abell, Kasey Foster and Cordelia Dewdney

Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage
Cast Members Anthony Fleming III (Queequeg) and Jamie Abelson (Ishmael)

Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage
David Catlin (Director and Adaptor)

Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage
The company of MOBY DICK

Photo Flash: MOBY DICK Makes a Splash on Opening Night at Arena Stage
Javen Ulambayar (Mungun) and Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (Aerial/Acrobatic Choreography)

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