Our regional premiere production of The Whale opened last night to a sold-out house and a standing ovation! Critics are hailing the production and tickets are flying out the door! This big-hearted and fiercely funny new drama packs an emotional knockout, and is capped by incredible performances from some of the finest talent in our community. Here’s what it’s about:
On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a 600-pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Given one week to live by his in-home nurse, and desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Are seven final days enough time to mend a broken family and heal a broken man?
This play has us thinking about our own lives, and what we’d do with one week left to live. We’ve asked our cast and crew to chime in as well, as a way of introducing you to them before you see the show. Next up, a talented local actress who also happens to be one of our favorite people, Michelle Juntunen!
If you had one week to live, where would you go?
A giant cabin on a lake. Probably on Madeline Island.
If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?
I would want to spend it with select family members and close friends.
If you had one week to live, what would you eat?
Lobster and steak. Great wine. And lots of coffee and pie.