THE HONOR AND GLORY OF WHALING

The Annex Theatre, (Now The Ellen Stewart Theatre)
LaMaMa etc.
December 2007, January 2008.

Written by Michael Gorman
Co-directed by Michael Gorman and Dave Bennet
Staged by George Ferencz

Synopsis: An epic tale that follows the fate of legendary New England fishing captain Robby Foerster and his boat "The Northern Star". After a fatal first encounter with heroin—the "Great White Whale" of the modern fishing community--Robby falls deeply into addiction. The play explores the role of myth and storytelling as both sustaining and destructive forces in a Northeast coastal fishing community, engaging the audience in a dramatic critical debate as to what extent tragedy, held to be inherent in the fishing community, might be avoidable.