MOBY DICK–REHEARSED by Orson Welles
co-directed by John Morgan and Alexander Harrington
at The Waterfront Museum :: May 3-5 & 10-12, 2013
Orson Welles strips Melville’s sprawling masterpiece to its bones,
turning it into a play within a play.
Brave New World Repertory stages this highly physical ensemble piece at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, constructing Melville’s world on the bare stage of the barge. The cast will repurpose the museum’s nautical artifacts to transform the Lehigh Valley Barge # 79 into the docks of Nantucket, the deck of Captain Ahab’s ship, and the wild and wasteful ocean.
“what a perfect venue! The sea air and gentle rocking of the barge made me feel I was part of Ahab’s crew”
“a unique, unforgettable experience”
“a thrilling, theatrical production in an enchanting venue… I was completely transported”
“we highly recommend the show, and are looking forward to seeing it again next week!”
Brave New World Repertory Theatre is a company of Brooklyn-based theatre professionals dedicated to creating dynamic productions of classic plays, as well as new works by Brooklyn writers. The company performs in unique and historic Brooklyn venues, reaching out to under-served audiences to promote a love of theatre.