Lookingglass Theatre Company's
Moby Dick
adapted and directed by David Catlin
based on the novel by Herman Melville


Moby Dick was a special presentation by Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company. To learn more about Lookingglass and their unique approach to theatre, please visit their website.

Program Notes

Moby Dick Program
Program
Learn more about the production, cast & creative team​.

Stories

Caution: Actors Overhead
Caution: Actors Overhead
The set is filled with ropes, pulleys and other devices to help the actors sail—literally—hang, twirl, swing, swoop and more. Rigging Designer Isaac Schoepp makes all that happen.
Whale of a Tale
Whale of a Tale
Find out how the novel’s stage adaptation is like nothing you’ve seen before.

​Videos and Podcasts

Moby Dick Podcast
The SCR Podcast with David Catlin
How a college night fueled by caffeine and exhaustion led Lookingglass Theatre Company’s David Catlin to see​ Herman Melville's classic in a whole new light.
Moby Dick Tease
Video: Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Moby Dick
This is a totally different way to experience Herman Melville’s Moby Dick—in a stunning, highly theatrical and high-flying adaptation.
Moby Dick Comes to South Coast Repertory
Video: Watch Excerpts
The power—and the poetry—of Hermann Melville’s colossal novel is transformed into a theatrical masterwork.
Moby Dick: Behind the Scenes
Video: Behind the Scenes with Actor's Gymnasium
Ships at sea—there’s rigging, masts and the ocean. How do those elements—along with one of the world’s most classic novels, Moby Dick—work together onstage?

​Photos

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Queequeg (Anthony Fleming III), Ahab (Christopher Donahue), St. Elmo's Fire (Emma Cadd) and Ishmael (Jamie Abelson) in Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Moby Dick adapted by David Catlin. Photo by Liz Lauren. © Lookingglass Theatre Company and Liz Lauren.

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Widow (Kasey Foster) and Ahab (Christopher Donahue) in Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Moby Dick adapted by David Catlin. Photo by Liz Lauren. © Lookingglass Theatre Company and Liz Lauren.

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Stubb (Raymond Fox), Cabaco (Micah Figueroa), Mungun (Javen Ulambayer), Starbuck (Kareem Bandealy), Ishmael (Jamie Abelson) and Queequeg (Anthony Fleming III) in Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Moby Dick adapted by David Catlin. Photo by Liz Lauren. © Lookingglass Theatre Company and Liz Lauren.

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Stubb (Raymond Fox), Queequeg (Anthony Fleming III), Mungun (Javen Ulambayer) and Cabaco (Micah Figueroa) in Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Moby Dick adapted by David Catlin. Photo by Liz Lauren. © Lookingglass Theatre Company and Liz Lauren.

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Cabaco (Micah Figueroa), Queequeg (Anthony Fleming III), Mungun (Javen Ulambayer) and Ahab (Christopher Donahue) in Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Moby Dick adapted by David Catlin. Photo by Liz Lauren. © Lookingglass Theatre Company and Liz Lauren.

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Ahab (Christopher Donahue), Whale (Kelley Abell), Whale (Kasey Foster), Whale (Cordelia Dewdney), Queequeg (Anthony Fleming III) and Ishmael (Jamie Abelson) in Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Moby Dick adapted by David Catlin. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Moby Dick adapted by David Catlin. Photo by ​Debora Robinson/SCR.


Top ​photo: Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Moby Dick adapted by David Catlin. Photo by ​Debora Robinson.