January 12-14, 2023| 7:30 pm
ALREADY CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, MOBY DICK (…) CAN HARDLY BE DESCRIBED AS ANYTHING MORE THAN A VISUAL AND ATMOSPHERIC MASTERPIECE OF PUPPET THEATRE. UNUSUAL SYNERGIES OCCUR IN THE ROOM.
Created by Plexus Polaire
Directed by Yngvild Aspeli
Presented in association with NYU Skirball, 566 LaGuardia Place.
An ancient white whale, a captain steering his ship into destruction, and the inner storms of the human heart. Moby Dick is the tale of a whaling expedition, but also the story of an obsession or an investigation into the unexplained mysteries of life. To quote Melville: “ It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all.” With seven actors, 50 puppets, video projections, a drowned orchestra, and a whale-sized whale, Yngvild Aspeli stages this visual adaptation of this wonderful beast of a book.
After New York, Moby Dick will be presented at Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
With the support of FACE Contemporary Theater, a program by Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation.