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Moby Dick Rehearsed

  • March 15, 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • The Niles-Maine District Library, Niles

"Moby Dick Rehearsed"



By Orson Welles
Directed by David Skidmore
March 15-16, 2019


Mark your calendar now for these special performances of Orson Welles' play "Moby Dick Rehearsed" performed by The Shakespeare Project of Chicago.  Two performances only:  Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:00PM at the Niles-Maine District Library and Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00AM at the Newberry Library, Chicago.  The performance is part of the Newberry's special exhibition honoring Herman Melville - Melville:  Finding America at Sea.  Registration is required for both the Niles and Newberry performances.  

A Shakespeare company puts down their rehearsal sides of King Lear and curiously take up those of a new play entitled Moby Dick.  Watch as the bare platform stage becomes the deck of the ship on which the cast sails through the storms and tribulations of the Pequod hunting for Moby Dick.  The original production of Moby Dick Rehearsed, directed by the author, Orson Welles, ran June 16 to July 9, 1955, at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.  

"An adventure in theatre going.  There is nothing else anywhere near like Moby Dick in the theatre."  -- The New York Daily News


Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:00PM, The Niles-Maine District Library*, 6960 W. Oakton Street, Niles, Illinois.  Register here.


Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00AM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois  Register here.


An introduction to the play commences 15 minutes prior to curtain.
Admission is free, seating is limited.

Produced with permission of Orson Welles, Inc.


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