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.' More…
Using handmade shadow puppets, vintage overhead projectors, and a punk rock house band to explore the classic novel, 'Whales' offers a unique glimpse into the world of the legendary title creature and the men who hunt him.
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.
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.
See it if you appreciate imaginative fun & obscure info. 40 seats allows cast to communicate one to one with audience members. Free tattoo & alcohol
Don't see it if you need a plot, a themed variety show. The audience as the crew of a whaling ship is invited to roll giant dice determining their adventure
See it if You want historical fun facts about whaling in a relaxed setting. You enjoy immersive musicals & non-traditional staging.
Don't see it if You prefer a traditional adaptation of Moby Dick. You don't like immersive staging. You don't like audience participation & drinking games.
See it if Whale hunting facts, and the story behind Moby Dick and playing Audience drinking games. Plus shadow pictures moving on stage
Don't see it if Drinking game, and loud music. Audience participation.
See it if adventure, sea faring punk/shanties, informational gameshow drinking games with giant dice, creatively minimal shadowPuppet theatre thrill u
Don't see it if garage band sound, now at the PIT, audience participation, tattoos, shadow puppets, drinkingGames, slaughter of whales bother you
See it if you want to learn the history, commercial purposes, and practices of early 19th Century USA whaling and enjoy puppets, punk rock, and beer.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy loud punk rock, audience participation games, drunken audience and cast, uneven abilities of singers, minimal plot, puppets
See it if You like informational rock opera with a talented band and multimedia puppetry with audience participation and drinking games
Don't see it if You only like traditional Broadway shows
See it if You want to support a young company with a lot of energy & spirit, and you enjoy participative theatre and shadow puppets. Good music, too.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy participative theatre including games, or wouldn't enjoy a long trek to Brooklyn for an hour long show.
See it if you looking for a lesson on the whaling industry told in a fun and interesting way. I enjoyed the show, but it's not for everyone.
Don't see it if you are not interested in learning about the whaling industry or moby dick. Some of the songs can also be annoying to some.
See it if there are few moments of lovely shadow puppetry; some of the humor works. But mostly the cast tries way too hard & its points are not novel.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy loud music, audience participation & strenuously energetic performances. The show is scattered bits that fail to cohere.
See it if You live in Brooklyn (or visit regularly) - you want a light hearted night out You are in the mood for performance (not theater )
Don't see it if You are looking for theater,or you are traveling from the suburbs or Northern Manhattan
See it if you like to be part of the show You like interaction and education
Don't see it if You don’t like to interact with the players you’re not interested in history of waleing
See it if you want a fun easy quirky funny evening about whales. Such a clever talented cast who made so much out of so little.
Don't see it if you are looking for a straight drama and don't enjoy snark.
See it if you want to experience an interactive adaptation of Moby Dick with punk rock and remarkable projection work
Don't see it if you dislike audience interaction, want to experience a straightforward adaptation of the source material, or want a cohesive product.
See it if you're ready to buy in to a production that's part improv, part punk show, part shadow puppets, part moral story, and part drinking game.
Don't see it if you're looking for conventional theater or are uncomfortable with participation.
See it if You want to laugh and learn. Like Ted Talks (aka this seemed more like a history lesson to me with some laughs than a narrative)
Don't see it if You want something that follows the plot of Moby Dick or hate audience participation.
See it if you'll enjoy an earnest, enthusiastic, & energetic cast recounting the history of whale hunting in a creative & surprisingly fun way.
Don't see it if you need a traditional plot/story (there isn't one). It's interesting vignettes on the theme of whaling, often involving audience volunteers
See it if You want to learn about human treatment of whales or enjoy educational theatre. This is social activism art at its most creative!
Don't see it if You like a larger theatre space and don't particularly care for animal abuse. There's a lot of wonderful audience interaction as well!
See it if Funny. Great music. Giving the audience some background to the whaling industry, putting Moby Dick in context.
Don't see it if If you want a highly polished, lavish show.
See it if you want a fun night out, a chance to drink and watch a show, like sea shanties, want to see a young and versatile cast.
Don't see it if you're looking for depth, high-level musical ability, or an emotionally engaging show.
See it if With a creative team of six players, the show had whole audience involved while telling the whaling industry. We had a whale of great time!
Don't see it if You are looking for elaborate production design and don’t like audience participation.