THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter
OCT 2-26, 2015
FRI, SAT & MON at 8PM // SUN at 3PM
The Theatre Company and The Ringwald Theatre announce their first artistic collaboration with their season opening production of “The Whale”. Performed at The Ringwald Theatre, Samuel D. Hunter’s award-winning dark-comedy play “The Whale” will open October 2 and run sixteen performances through October 26.
“The Whale” exposes Charlie, a man mired in grief and personal conflicts surrounding the loss of his partner, his relationship to his ex-wife and his nearly estranged daughter. Confined to his home due to a physical malady, Charlie reaches out to the people in his life using the tool he knows best; the written word. “The Whale” is a powerfully emotional piece which reveals one man’s great empathy for everyone but himself, with humor, honesty, and touching glimpses of human frailty.
"The Whale" features Ringwald Artistic Director Joe Bailey, Ringwald Executive Director Jamie Warrow, Associate Guest Artist Linda Rabin Hammell, UDM Theatre major Greg Ettleman and UDM student Savanah Wright. The production team includes Managing Director Greg Grobis, Scenic and Lighting Designer Alan Devlin, Costume Designer and Production Manager Melinda Pacha, and Ringwald Marketing associates Brandy Joe Plambeck and Meredith Deighton.
THE WHALE opens Friday, October 2, 2015 and plays through Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8pm on Saturday and Monday nights with 3pm Sunday matinees. Ticket prices are $25.00 for Friday and Saturday performances, $22 for Sunday shows, and Monday nights are ONLY $10 a ticket. All students can now receive a $5 discount off normal ticket price on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday performances (available at the box office the day of the show with valid student ID). Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald box office opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or Visa/Mastercard.