Obsession. A Whale. Revenge.
Overwhelmed by the enormity of existence in the 19th century big city, Ishmael finds his only recourse is to go to sea. When he signs aboard the whaling ship Pequod, Ishmael is thrust into a momentous tale of revenge as one legged Captain Ahab desperately pursues the white whale that maimed him.
One of the most enduring, and daunting, works of American literature is stripped to its essence and re-imagined for our intimate theatre.
Artistic Director Andrew Hungerford and local theatrical rabble-rouser, Michael Burnham, co-direct this production that mixes sea shanties and inventive physicality with a text that asks essential questions about youth, friendship, duty, and just how far a man will go.
October 10-November 8, 2014.
Wed-Saturday at 8pm.
Sunday at 3pm.
directed by Andrew J. Hungerford & Michael Burnham
scenic and lighting design by Andrew J. Hungerford
costume design by Noelle Wedig
sound design by Doug Borntrager
props design by Sarah Beth Hall
Learn more about our Ensemble here!
Montez Jenkins as Queequeg/Boomer
Jon Kovach as Peleg/Carpenter/Gardiner
Chance Kilgour as Flask
Justin McCombs* as Starbuck
Sam Ray as Ishmael
Rico Reid as Ahab
Chris Wesselman as Stub
Daniel Winters as Elijah/Perth
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association,
the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
in the United States, appearing under a
Special Appearance Contract.
Here’s more info on the show from our blog!
Know Theatre’s ‘Moby Dick’ makes waves with engrossing adaptation – UC News Record
“A well-executed, well-acted and entertaining work.” – Behind the Curtain Cincy
“Gorgeous stage moments with a strong ensemble cast.” – City Beat
Know Theatre puts the story of “Moby Dick” on stage – Around Cincinnati Interview with Andrew Hungerford
Adapting Moby Dick for the Stage – UC News Record
New Faces and Places for Know, New Edgecliff – CityBeat
|Opening Night Sponsor
|Guest Artist Sponsor
|John A Schroth Family Charitable Trust
PNC Bank, Trustee
|James & Geraldine Hungerford
|Jeff Syroney and Eric Vosmeier