Moby (No Last Name Given)
A ten minute musical comedy for 5 actors.
Runtime: 10 minutes
Period: 1848. Kind of.
Setting: The whaling ship Pequod.
Characters: (1M, 3F, 1 Either)
ISHMAEL - (F) a whaling lass
AHAB - (M) A crusty sea captain. Still has two legs, missing something else
STARBUCK - (F) the first mate
QUEEQEG - (F) a harpooneer
MOBY - A great white whale.
The World premiere at
The Black Box Theatre
Los Angeles, 2006
CHRISTY BUCHHOLZ as Ishmael
SCOTT GERARD as Cap'n Ahab
SILVIA SPROSS as Starbuck
JENI BARTIROMO as Queeqeg
JOHN FRANK as Moby the Whale
RACHEL PARSONS on bodhran
ARTHUR M. JOLLY on lute guitar
Directed by DANIELLE OZYMANDIAS
ABOUT Moby (No Last Name Given)
Musical Comedy, 10 min, 1-2M, 3-4F
Moby (No Last Name Given) premiered in August of 2006 in Los Angeles at The Black Box Theatre as part of "Book Club", directed by Danielle Ozymandias.
The play is a high-speed musical version of Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby Dick", complete with some wonderfully awful puns, and a whale that uses a bottle of diet coke and a pack of menthos to spout a geyser in the middle of the stage.
John Frank - an amazing playwright in his own right - as Moby the Whale. Photo by Alex Moy.
This play is available from YouthPLAYS.