The Pequod Meets the Ocean Steward

Winner, Red Bull Theater's Short New Play Contest, 2014.

[10-minute] Captain Ahab runs into a snag when an anti-whaling activist sabotages his ship. Will Ahab's grand quest to slay the White Whale be thwarted?
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The Pequod Meets the Ocean Steward

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    26 Jul. 2020
    A marvelous adventure as Captain Ahab goes after the White Whale! A great sparring match with an environmental scientist and he will not be stopped! Or will he? Well done.

Character Information

  • Ahab
    58,
    White (but playable by any race/ethnicity)
    ,
    Male
    From Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Captain of the Pequod. Stern and imposing, somber and regal.
  • Stevens
    Any age (but younger than Ahab),
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Any
    A member of an anti-whaling activist group similar to Sea Shepherd.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Channing House
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Red Bull Theater
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Pear Avenue Theatre
    ,
    2015