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Whales NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(50 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Delightful

About the Show

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. presents a puppet-theater piece, which draws inspiration from punk rock, game shows, and documentaries to tell the story of Melville's masterpiece 'Moby-Dick.'

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81
Clever, Intelligent, Great staging, Quirky, Great music!

See it if You like to learn something with your punk rock and drinking games, in this case, a little something about saving the whales.

Don't see it if You don’t like very informal theatre. It’s more fun if you participate but they don’t make you feel self conscious if you don’t.

80
Great band, Strong visuals, Friendly atmosphere, Engaging, Lightweight

See it if you would like to spend a pleasant hour with engaging performers among a friendly audience for a piece that looks good & sounds great.

Don't see it if you are allergic to even the least intimidating forms of audience participation. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

May 3rd, 2018

"A scruffy-punkish sixty-minute shadow-puppet sing-along unclassifiable, more a hard-boozing playdate or thought experiment than a narrative...Some of 'Whales' plays like boozy, swearing children’s theater for grown-ups. In playful and engaging crowd-interaction sequences, the cast enlists audience members to playact the life of whalers...The economics of whaling stir terrific feeling from a cast of musicians, puppeteers, and presenters."
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April 8th, 2017
For a previous production

"The whole evening feels kind of like an old variety-entertainment show...There is a lot of information that gets passed along through the performance, but the actors never let it feel like a lecture; it's really more like a party...'Whales' is also a punk-rock concert...The timing and rhythm of the music do a lot to preserve the momentum of the play and keep energy up...The storytelling is innovative, engaging, and educational."
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