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Moby Dick-Rehearsed
Moby Dick-Rehearsed

Moby Dick-Rehearsed
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
Thru - Sep 29, 2019

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Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

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Los Angeles Times- Highly Recommended

"...Ellen Geer artfully directs a cast of 19 in this rarely encountered script, which honors the power of imagination."
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Daryl H. Miller

LA Splash- Highly Recommended

"...Directed by Ellen Geer (since Orson Welles was not available), MOBY DICK - REHEARSED embarks in a highly creative sojourn in the sea hunting whales. Like the original production, the play relies on the audience's imagination to fill in the blanks, including the hastily put-together set using ropes to mark off the ship and benches to serve as small whale-chasing rowboats. The ensemble cast does an excellent job of gradually morphing into seafarers of the nineteenth century using anything at hand to make the journey real. MOBY DICK - REHEARSED is a rarely produced piece, a gem which highlights the talents of two giants, Herman Melville and Orson Welles. They may have been from different centuries, but they certainly spoke the same language."
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Elaine Mura

Stage Scene LA- Highly Recommended

"...Indeed, there’s not a weak link in an uber-talented, uber-athletic cast completed by Tim Halligan (Peleg, Carpenter), Julia Lisa (Young Actress), Jacob Louis (Elijah), and Franc Ross (Director, Mapple), and ensemble members Louis Baker, Matthew Domenico, Colin Guthrie, Matt Mallory, Cavin Mohrhardt, and Matthew Pardue."
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Steven Stanley

Total Theater- Highly Recommended

"...The true director of Moby Dick-Rehearsed, Ellen Geer, does wonders with the operatic sweep of Melville's story; in this she is aided by fight choreographer Dane Oliver and by Marshall McDaniel's sound design and original music. Never has a typhoon at sea and a life-and-death battle between man and beast sounded so terrifyingly dramatic and real."
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Willard Manus

Accessibly Live Off-Line- Recommended

"...Ellen Geer once again takes on the director's seat to present a play that is big in scope, complete with intense drama, full fledged action (thanks to Dane Oliver's fight choreography), as well as offering a selection of sea chanties as its musical soundtrack performed for salt-air moodiness. Marshall McDaniel provides an original music score for these ditties showing itself off as the only way to feel the said saltiness of the ocean deep without using water for effeteness."
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Rich Borowy

The Fume of Sighs- Highly Recommended

"...It is not often that one's imagination becomes an additional and necessary character during a performance, but that is the case in MOBY DICK - REHEARSED. For that reason, this play will be enjoyed best by those who have read the original novel. It is great fun and the actors do a superb job helping you believe that there's a white whale lurking right behind you. It's a satisfying piece of theater that makes you appreciate having read the novel back in high school."
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Dena Burroughs