Theater on the Lake: Moby-Dick

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - Sunday, August 5, 2012 from 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 742-7994

Fee: $17.50

Jeff award winning Theater on the Lake celebrates its 60th anniversary with an incredible line up of eight plays in eight weeks, plus pre and post show programming.

The Chicago Park District’s Theater on the Lake: The Chicago Summer Theater Festival turns 60 this year and is proud to host eight artistically diverse Chicago theater companies.  Each production will be performed for five evenings only at the theater at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.  Learn more about the Theater on the Lake festival.

The Building Stage
Moby-Dick Adapted from Herman Melville, Directed by Blake Montgomery

This stunning adaptation mixes Melville’s prose with movement and miniature ships as a chorus of Ishmaels captures not only the shifting currents of the novel itself, but also the contagious nature of obsession.  They are joined by a trio of percussionists whose driving rhythms underscore the action and propel Ahab’s obsession to its fateful conclusion.


Thursday 8/2:
Theater Thursdays: Theater on the Lake and the League of Chicago Theatres are co-hosting all eight Theater Thursdays on the Lake.  Beginning at 6pm, enjoy a pre-show complimentary cocktail and appetizers while getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse into The Building Stage.  Sponsored by Pequad’s Pizza.

Saturday, 8/4  afternoon: - CANCELLED, look out for it in the 2013 season!
Teen Friendly Event!
“August on the Lake”—August Wilson Monologue Competition finalists will provide a special performance under the direction of Derrick Sanders, with musical accompaniment by the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Links.

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