Opening night of our regional premiere production of The Whale is this Thursday! 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?
Since it’s less than one week until The Whale goes live, we thought we’d spend the days we have left introducing you to our cast and crew, by asking them what they’d do if they had only one week to live. Next up, one of Renegade’s most favorite people, Jody Kujawa!
If you had one week to live, where would you go?
I would go out to New Jersey and jump the wall around Bruce Springsteen’s house. Then I would hop in an armored vehicle and see how close I could get to Area 51 in Roswell, New Mexico.
If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?
I would spend it visiting friends and family and I would take my dogs everywhere I went and tell everyone to fuck off if they don’t like it.
If you had one week to live, what would you eat?
I would eat sushi, tacos and nachos. And I would start smoking again.