PRESS - THE WHALE


THE WHALE
by Samuel D. Hunter
directed by Martin Benson
March 10-31, 2013

Julianne Argyros Stage

Charlie is different from most of us.  First, he’s an online writing teacher with one friend, a nurse who nearly kills him with kindness, and one acquaintance, a troubled young missionary who’s determined to rescue his soul.  Second, he’s in bad health but refuses to be hospitalized.  And third, he weighs in at 600 pounds.  When his estranged daughter turns up suddenly, Charlie makes a deal to buy her time, if not her affections.  He hopes their connection will give her life—and his—meaning at last.

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Matthew Arkin and Blake Lindsley in South Coast Repertory's production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Jennifer Christopher and Matthew Arkin in South Coast Repertory's production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

   
Matthew Arkin and Helen Sadler in South Coast Repertory's production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Wyatt Fenner and Helen Sadler in South Coast Repertory's production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

   
Helen Sadler and Matthew Arkin in South Coast Repertory's production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Wyatt Fenner and Blake Lindsley in South Coast Repertory's production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

Helen Sadler, Wyatt Fenner, Jennifer Christopher, Blake Lindsley and Matthew Arkin in South Coast Repertory's production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

   
Jennifer Christopher and Matthew Arkin in South Coast Repertory's production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Matthew Arkin in South Coast Repertory's production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

       
The Whale logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory. 
  
The Whale logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.
  
The Whale logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter.