Moby Dick - Rehearsed

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Reviews: 5

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Sat Jun 22, 4:00pm
Sat Jun 29, 4:00pm
Sun Jul 07, 8:00pm
Sun Jul 14, 4:00pm
Sat Jul 20, 4:00pm
Sun Aug 04, 4:00pm
Fri Aug 09, 8:00pm
Sat Aug 17, 8:00pm
Sun Aug 25, 4:00pm
Sun Sep 01, 4:00pm
Sat Sep 07, 8:00pm
Sun Sep 15, 8:00pm
Sun Sep 22, 4:00pm
Sun Sep 29, 4:00pm

In Orson Welles’ ingenious adaptation of the famous novel by Herman Melville, a Shakespearean acting troupe works between performances of King Lear to create a play about Moby Dick. As the actors take up their new roles, the theater is transformed from a bare stage into the yardarms, sails, masts and deck of a ship hunting the great white whale. The actors provide the action-packed adventure, and the audience's imagination provides the ocean, period costumes — and the whale.

Moby Dick–Rehearsed opens on Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. and continues through Sept. 29. Tickets range from $10 – $42; children 4 and under are free. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is located at 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, midway between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley. For a complete schedule of performances and to purchase tickets, call 310-455-3723 or visit www.theatricum.com. Visit Theatricum on facebook: www.facebook.com/theatricum. Follow us on twitter: @theatricum and instagram: @theatricum_botanicum.

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Reviews

"Theatricum Artistic Director Ellen Geer brilliantly directed and brought forth an intricate tapestry of rough-hewn men against the sea. By play’s end we will know them well and care about them as we witness celebratory rum revels, and their sheer bravery and determination to defy those events that would destroy them."

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

sweet - Daryl H. Miller - LA Times - ...read full review


"Today’s viewers are used to Computer Generated Images in big budget motion picture blockbusters - however, WGTB’s decidedly low tech but live “CGI” is far more exciting to behold. Rehearsed’s grand finale, wreaking mayhem, is alone worth the price of admission and the sojourn to this theatrical enclave ensconced in the forest primeval north of Malibu. If you have to use a whaleboat and (like Orson - see below!) an ambulance, don’t miss this riveting revival of a play by a genius based on a novel by another genius. After all - All’s Welles that Melvilles."

sweet - Ed Rampell - Free Press - ...read full review


"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. "

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


"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. Marshal 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."

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


"Theatricum Artistic Director Ellen Geer brilliantly directed and brought forth an intricate tapestry of rough-hewn men against the sea. By play’s end we will know them well and care about them as we witness celebratory rum revels, and their sheer bravery and determination to defy those events that would destroy them."

- - ...read full review


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

sweet - Daryl H. Miller - LA Times - ...read full review


"Today’s viewers are used to Computer Generated Images in big budget motion picture blockbusters - however, WGTB’s decidedly low tech but live “CGI” is far more exciting to behold. Rehearsed’s grand finale, wreaking mayhem, is alone worth the price of admission and the sojourn to this theatrical enclave ensconced in the forest primeval north of Malibu. If you have to use a whaleboat and (like Orson - see below!) an ambulance, don’t miss this riveting revival of a play by a genius based on a novel by another genius. After all - All’s Welles that Melvilles."

sweet - Ed Rampell - Free Press - ...read full review


"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. "

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


"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. Marshal 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."

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review