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imaginary beasts presents [or, the whale] (Boston)

  • Charlestown Working Theater 442 Bunker Hill Street Boston, MA, 02129 United States (map)

Inspired by Melville’s Moby Dick, Juli Crockett’s [or, the whale] is a poetic meditation on loss and longing; a song of finding and forgetting; and, a theatrical reflection upon humankind’s ongoing quest for wholeness. 

A chorus of Captain Ahabs form a mad crew who set out in search for Ahab’s missing leg – which is lost somewhere in the impossible vastness of the sea.  As they venture forth, however, they gradually begin to remember the fate that befell Ahab’s original crew.  

A blend of the whimsical and the profound make this unabashedly experimental play an unusual and entrancing theatrical experience for all.   

imaginary beasts is especially pleased to be collaborating with Kangaroo Rat Music (, popular Provincetown buskers, for this unusual and imaginative production.  The ensemble also enthusiastically welcomes Boston-area sculptor, Lillian P.H. (, aboard the production as set designer. 

And the adventure continues as imaginary beasts moves their base of operations to The Charlestown Working Theater!  That’s right, we’re changing venues, bringing our distinctive sense of play to a charming brick Victorian firehouse. If you’re not familiar with CWT, you should be (

At the Charlestown Working Theater

442 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, MA02129

October 14-November 4, 2017


866-811-4111, or PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.       

General Admission: $15-$20

Pay What You Can ($5 minimum) each Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance.

For Group Rates and Special Pricing, contact

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Sat, Oct 14, 8 PM

Sun, Oct 15, 4 PM


Fri, Oct 20, 8m

Sat, Oct 21, 4 PM and 8 PM

Sun, Oct 22, 4 PM


Thu, Oct 26, 8 PM

Fri, Oct 27, 8 PM

Sat, Oct 28, 8 PM 

Sun, Oct 29, 4 PM 


Thu, Nov 2, 8 PM

Fri, Nov 3, 8 PM

Sat, Nov 4, 4 PM and 8 PM


The Ensemble...

Raya Malcolm

Danny Mourino

Leilani Ricardo

Jamie Semel

Sam Terry

Ciera-Sadé Wade


Written by

Juli Crockett

Directed by

Matthew Woods

Musical Composition by

Kangaroo Rat Music 

(Anna Bell & Tim Desrosiers)

Costume Design by

Cotton Talbot-Minkin

Lighting Design by

Christopher Bocchiaro

Set Design by

Lillian P.H. Kology

Production and Stage Management by

Sophia Giordano

Movement Coaches

Molly Kimmerling and Amy Meyer