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Moby Dick – Reviews

Los Angeles Times
CRITIC’S CHOICE… swims in an ocean of imagination… the whale is visible to every theater-goer — not physically, but as reflected in the wonder and terror on the actors’ faces.” — Daryl Miller, Los Angeles Times

Hollywood Progressive
“[A] MUST-SEE… some of the most exciting action scenes this critic has ever seen performed on the live stage” — Ed Rampell, Holllywood Progressive

Total Theater
FOUR STARSSTELLAR… [a] gripping adaptation… Never has a typhoon at sea and a life-and-death battle between man and beast sounded so terrifyingly dramatic and real… The large multi-racial cast does outstanding work, handling Melville’s beautiful and highly poetic language with impressive ease and skill.” — Willard Manus, Total Theater

Messenger Mountain News
BRILLIANTLY DIRECTED… an intricate tapestry… Theatricum Botanicum’s stage transforms into an 1850’s Nantucket inn, a formidable whaling ship, the ocean, and the ancient white whale itself.” — Annemarie Donkin, Messenger Mountain News

The Hollywood Times 
INTERACTIVE INGENIOUSNESS… when you combine the undeniable passion of Ellen Geer’s direction with the sweeping choreography of Dane Oliver, the originality and value of the production cannot be denied… [Theatricum Botanicum] is one of the real gems of the Los Angeles cultural landscape that should not be missed.” — John Lavitt, The Hollywood Times

Circling the News
EXHILIRATING… skillfully immerses the audience in life aboard ship… The cast is uniformly excellent” — Libby Motika, Circling the News

Accessibly Live OffLine
INTENSE DRAMA, FULL-FLEDGED ACTION” — Rich Borowy, Accessibility Live Offline

LA Splash
A GEM… highly creative” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

VISCERAL… The Botanicum’s stage comes alive… By the end of the final, stirring moments, you will swear you’ve been witness to a huge shipwreck!” — Leigh Kennicott, Showmag

Topanga Journal
OUTSTANDING” — Kriss Perras, Topanga Journal

The Fume of Sighs
GREAT FUN and the actors do a superb job helping you believe that there’s a white whale lurking right behind you.” — Dena  Burroughs, The Fume of Sighs

Curtain Up
HEAVE HO! We’re off on an adventure…  Kudos to the Theatricum for taking us out to sea.” — Evan Henerson, Curtain Up

Stage Scene LA
WOW!… THEATRICAL MAGIC… as thrilling a production as I’ve seen at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum.” — Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA