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by Samuel D. Hunter

Directed by Kasi Campbell
Jan 14 - Feb 1, 2015

The Studio Theatre, Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center

Since the death of his partner, a morbidly obese man confines himself to his small apartment on the outskirts of Mormon Country, eating himself into oblivion. Desperate to re-connect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Championed by the Associated Press as "compelling, funny, and unexpectedly impactful,” “The Whale” tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.

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The great reviews for Rep Stage's The Whale just keep coming:

A RAVE for Rep Stage's The Whale from the Sun!
"An exceptional regional premiere by Rep Stage...(Charlie, The Whale) is played with power and poignancy by Michael Russotto in this finely molded production...It makes you think and care...The emotional weight lingers long after the curtain calls." 
-The Baltimore Sun
"a potent addition to Rep Stage’s 22nd season... well-directed...extraordinary acting...should not be missed." -MD Theatre Guide
"STUNNING...First rate...touchingly told, and well-paced...the acting is just spectacular...(The Whale) should not be missed." -Broadwayworld
"Highly recommended...Stunning...Striking...Nuanced and robust."
-DC Theatre Scene
Rep Stage's The Whale makes this weeks American Theatre Magazine's "Onstage This Week"

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