MOBY DICK vs A.H.A.B.

HERMAN MELVILLES CLASSIC NOVEL: a story about revenge, fanaticism and man's primal fear of the deep sea.
THE „PEQUOD“: For centuries captain Ahab and his crew have crossed the seas on their trusty whaler.
THE TARGET: Moby Dick, terror of the abyss.
THE MISSION: a single minded lust for revenge.
ONE GOAL: The beast needs to be annihilated!
CAPTAIN AHAB: Years ago Moby Dick tore off one of his legs.*

HIS PRIDE KNOWS NO BOUNDS:

 

I'D STRIKE THE SUN IF IT INSULTED ME!

 

THE CREW: a wild mob of warriors – mechanical prostheses, harpoon arms, rivets, diving bells and steel vests – cyborgs made for battle!
When young Ismael finds himself in the clutches of the swimming terror cell, a harmless adventure holiday turns into
A HORROR TRIP: Ruthlessly, Ahab makes every new arrival a captive and unwilling accessory of his personal vendetta. There's no way out. Ismael is powerless as he sails on the Pequod geared up for

 

THE FINAL BATTLE !!!

 

Herman Melvilles Roman contraposes the romantic dream of seafaring with the fanaticism of a single person. A classic of world literature, the book anticipates the characteristics of modern terrorism: Even the RAF recognised itself in Moby Dick and chose their aliases from it. - „Ahab“ stood for Andreas Baader.

 

*It's been replaced by a prothesis made of a spermwhale's jawbone causing him to limp along on the ships deck.

 

MOBY DICK vs A.H.A.B.
All Heroes Are Bastards

A payback with puppets and actors written by Roscha A. Säidow after Herman Melville

 

Premiere: 27. March 2015, Schauspielhaus Dortmund

Language: German

Director/ Script: Roscha A. Säidow
Scenery/Costumes: Julia Plickat
Puppetdesign/ building: Magdalena Roth, Franziska Dittrich
Music: Bernhard Range
Dramatic Advisor: Dirk Baumann

DATES

 

Schauspielhaus Dortmund

 

27. March 2015, 8 pm (Premiere)

 

For further dates please check the website of the theatre.