Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art hosts puppeteer Blair Thomas, songwriter Michael Smith, and percussionist Michael Zerang to stage a contemporary retelling of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The sheer scope of Melville’s story makes it a hard one to translate to stage, so in this tale that is a play within a play, Moby Dick is portrayed through articulated puppets and shadow. The full title of the piece is Moby Dick: The Brotherhood of the Monastic Order of Ancient Mariners Purges the Ills of Society through a Reading of the Tales of Moby-Dick, and it uses puppetry and folk music to capture this immortal as no adaptation has before. Full price tickets are $30, $24 for MCA members, and $10 for students. The performance runs for two hours.
📅 March 31 – April 3, 2016
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