Friday, October 4, 7pm
Saturday, October 5, 7pm
Sunday, October 6, 5pm
Running time: 105 min without interval.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Adapted for the stage
by Judy Hegarty Lovett and Conor Lovett, Gare St Lazare, Ireland
Directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett
Performed by Conor Lovett
Musical accompaniment by Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh on the hardanger d’Amore
Lighting Design by Aedin Cosgrove
Produced by Maura O Keeffe
“Gare St Lazare Players’ vision of theatre is of the ‘empty space’ variety made famous by Peter Brook…the type of theatre that Conor Lovett – a phenomenal, almost artless, performer – was born for.”
– Irish Theatre Magazine
A work of immense detail, charismatic characters and revenge, Gare St Lazare Ireland’s adaptation compresses Melville’s epic novel into a daringly original production directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett. Hailed by the Irish Times as a brilliant “distillation of Melville’s genius,” starring the acclaimed Irish actor Conor Lovett and with live musical accompaniment by 10-string fiddler Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh, this unforgettable one-man show makes Moby Dick as relevant today as when it was written.
This August marks the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth in New York, one of America’s greatest writers and author of Moby Dick, a literary masterpiece penned in nearby Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Hudson Hall honors Melville’s legacy and Hudson’s fascinating history as a whaling town with a season of theater, talks, spoken word, and music. To see the other events in this series, click here.
Photo by Ros Kavanagh