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 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 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 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 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 You want to see a puppet musical in a fun and easy-going atmosphere; you want to learn about 19th century whaling practices.
Don't see it if You will be put off by excitement about killing whales; you hate pop-punk, people drinking alcohol, or audience participation.