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Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Sunday, April 24, 2016

Performances For Young Audiences

The courageous crew of the Pequod sets out to find a legendary whale in this inventive production featuring three actors who use their bodies, ever-switching hats, and a variety of musical instruments to create excitement and suspense. Age 7+

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Head out on a high seas adventure to find the legendary whale!
 
Moby Dick
Presented by Theater Triebwerk from Germany
 
Set sail for a whale of a tale with young sailor Ishmael, first mate Starbuck, and one-legged Captain Ahab as they voyage across the seven seas in search of the notorious white whale, Moby Dick. Herman Melville's epic saga makes a splash at the Kennedy Center in this inventive production from Germany's award-winning Theater Triebwerk.
 
Three gifted actors use their bodies, ever-switching hats, and a variety of musical instruments to create excitement and suspense. See how a double bass and cello personify everything from the creaking of the oars, to the moaning of the hull, to the elusive whale himself! Brimming over with music, wit, and imagination, Moby Dick has been hailed by the New York Times as "a luminous and engrossing" theatrical event.

Most enjoyed by age 7 and up.  NOTE: All children must have a ticket, regardless of age.

Performance Timing: Approximately one hour, with no intermission.