CenterStage presents Moby Dick on Wednesday, Oct. 3
The CenterStage at Fitchburg State arts and culture series welcomes the return of Ireland’s Gare St. Lazare Players to campus for a solo theatrical adaptation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in Percival Auditorium, 254 Highland Ave.
Conor Lovett's masterful performance revels in the power of its simplicity: its script is “stripped to the essentials but retaining the best of Melville,” while the Boston Globe declared this production of “Moby Dick plunges into the soul.”
Lovett first graced the stage at Fitchburg State last year with a mesmerizing solo adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s The End. The audience response was so strong that the company was among the first artists recruited for the 2012-13 season. A singular experience awaits those who attend this performance.
The performance will be preceded by a spotlight talk at 6:15 p.m. Maritime literature scholar Robert Richter will explore our fascination with Moby Dick, long considered one of the great American novels, and how its power is communicated onstage.
Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and $7 for students. The Weston Box Office, inside Weston Auditorium at 353 North St., is open Thursday and Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and can be reached at 978-665-3347. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the performance.
This performance is co-sponsored by Worcester Magazine with media partner WPKZ and additional funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts.