by Herman Melville

A production of the fringe ensemble

With: Maciek Brzoska, Ismail Deniz, David Fischer, Justine Hauer, Bettina Marugg, Andreas Meidinger, Laila Nielsen, Oleg Zhukov

Director: Frank Heuel
Space and costumes: Annika Ley
Dramaturgy: Harald Redmer

Premiere: May 20, 2015, theaterimballsaal, Bonn

The world as a ship, the universe as a sea, God as a whale – faith, longing, hope. Passion, obsession, struggle. The stuff, the everything, the whole world.

Ostensibly, the men aboard the Pequod are united by one goal, and yet the crew is as contradictory and colorful as the world community. An early novel from the spirit of globalization? Melville’s monumental work points beyond the concrete situation and confrontation at every moment: cultural and religious confrontations, the most diverse attitudes to life, being on the planks that mean the world, make the year-long whale voyage a picture of life.

Frank Heuel casts the fishing line with his ensemble and fishes out of the encyclopedically constructed novel what the world means to us and asks, true to Calderon: Who is the master? Who the world? And who steers our ship through the seas – towards the white whale?

A production of Welttheater GbR/fringe ensemble. Sponsored by: Kunststiftung NRW, City of Bonn, Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, City of Münster, Kulturstiftung Matrong.