Khan and the Whale: The Wrath of Moby Dick
Mike Daisey, who has been called a “master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times, is known for weaving autobiography, gonzo journalism and unscripted performance to tell stories that define the world.
Daisey takes on Herman Melville’s masterpiece of revenge, fate, and whaling terminology in a hilarious and breathtaking ninety minutes. He achieves this by weaving Melville’s epic saga together with the greatest and most perfect film of the twentieth century—STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Khan. Ornate nautical slipknots, space worms that crawl into your ears, tattooed harpooners, and Ricardo Montalban’s rich Corinthian leather chest all combine with Melville’s gorgeous language to tell a sweeping story of revenge and what temperature that dish is best served at. (Spoiler alert: the answer is “cold.” Also: whale wins.)
Check out this video to see what the show is all about…
$20 – All seats
$7 tickets are available for this performance to students. UMaine students free with MaineCard.
A $3 facility fee will be added to tickets for this show
Please note: salty language will be used.