ONE WEEK TO LIVE with the cast of “The Whale!”



Opening night of our regional premiere production of The Whale is less than one week away! 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, an actor fresh off his Renegade debut in Marie Antoinette, Kjell Hinkel!

If you had one week to live, where would you go?

I’d go to Lester or Hartley a lot probably. Growing up we were often in the woods, and I think I’d need the insulation and isolation.

If you had one week to live, who would you spend it with?

I think I’d handle this selfishly and keep to myself, but hopefully I would also be able to get in one more run of D&D with my group. But let’s be real, our schedules would never line up with such short notice. Of course my family.

If you had one week to live, what would you eat?

I’m not much of a food person, I’d eat what I already eat: Peanut butter sandwiches and raisins mainly.


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