TOP RATING! "Effective, genuine, heartfelt" – San Francisco Chronicle
FIVE STARS! "The best new play I've seen this year" – North Bay Bohemian
FIVE STARS! "Theatre at its best. This is a do not miss production." – For All Events"
Nothing could prepare me for the powerful performance of Nicholas Pelczar: It’s unquestionably the best acting job of the year" – Mill Valley Herald
Weighing in at almost 600 pounds, Charlie is a gentle but grieving giant, beached on a couch in Northern Idaho. Following a cardiac episode, he decides to reach out, after years of estrangement, to his troubled teenage daughter. This big-hearted family drama received MTC’s 2011 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize and has gone on to become one of the most critically acclaimed new plays in America since its premiere in 2012.
Featuring Adam Magill, Michelle Maxson*, Cristina Oeschger, Nicholas Pelczar* and Liz Sklar*
Recommended for mature teens and up.
LENGTH OF SHOW – One hour and forty-five minutes, no intermission
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Though Samuel D. Hunter won Village Voice’s 2011 Obie Award for playwriting, the success of The Whale marks a turning point in the young writer’s career. With Hunter receiving so many high profile premieres across the US right now, Playbill has declared 2014 “The Year of the Hunter” - a hyperbolic declaration now made literal with the September announcement that Hunter is a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" Fellow.