Join us Sunday, August 27 for Moby Dick, the final play in our 2017 summer season It will be staged in the intimate Lookingglass Theater located within the Water Tower Water Works.
Winner of four Jeff Awards, including Best Production, and fresh off a national tour, the critically-acclaimed Moby Dick returns to the Lookingglass stage in this harrowing and intoxicating exploration of revenge, obsession, and destiny.
Madness rages like the angry sea when man pits himself against leviathan in Herman Melville’s epic and poetic tale, furiously reimagined by director David Catlin (Lookingglass Alice).
Climb aboard the Pequod with Ishmael, Starbuck, and the intrepid crew on a voyage into the darkest reaches of the human psyche with an insatiably driven Captain Ahab at the helm in reckless pursuit of the legendary white whale.
“★★★★. Catlin’s ‘Moby Dick’ rises to the short list of great Lookingglass productions of the past two decades.” – The Chicago Tribune
“A triumph of grand theatrical imagination, deep thought, superb acting and eye-popping, ingeniously deployed physical daring.” – The Chicago Sun-Times
Adapted and Directed by
Ensemble Member David Catlin
From the book by Herman Melville
In Association with The Actors Gymnasium
Video: Moby Dick and the Actor's Gymnasium (2.19)
REVIEWS: Highly Recommended Rating
Run Time: Two Hours and 35 minutes including two intermissions (2:00 PM - 4:35 PM)
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Free Time for Lunch and Adventure
within easy walking distance of
(N. Michigan Ave & E. Pearson St)
A few suggestions
Free Noon Tour, Great Gift Shop, MCA Cafe
ItineraryBear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Chicago on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.
7:30 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods to begin boarding.
7:55 AM Arrive at Capitol Lakes
8:10 AM Arrive at East Towne Sears
8:20 AM Depart for Chicago (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
11:00 AM Arrive Lookingglass Theatre
2:00 PM Moby Dick performance begins
4:35 PM Moby Dick performance ends
4:35 PM - 4:55 PM Boarding preparation period
4:55 PM Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
Arrive Madison (Est)
7:30 PM East Towne Sears
7:45 PM Capitol Lakes
8:00 PM Oakwood University Woods
Non-Member Policy. Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.
Accessibility Accessibility Policy. On the Van Galder Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
The Lookingglass Theatre is handicap accessible. Each aisle has row handrail support for more easily ascending and descending the seating area.
Moby Dick Mail-in Registration Forms (including instructions):PLATO Members Form
For further information, contact Moby Dick theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, firstname.lastname@example.org and 608-271-7741