Caltech Playreaders 69th Season: "Moby Dick Rehearsed" by Orson Welles & Herman Melville
- Public Event
The play begins subtly as the audience arrives with the cast milling around an empty stage. The cast members generally fool around and complain about their boss and their forthcoming production of King Lear.
Then, making a big dramatic entrance, the actor manager comes on stage and tells them they are going to rehearse a version of Moby Dick that he has been adapting for the stage.
The cast grudgingly performs the play, improvising scenery from items lying around, and gradually get more into character as the play develops.
Admission is $3.00 for members of the Caltech Women's Club; $4.00 for all others. Light refreshments will be served after the reading.
To dine at the Athenaeum beforehand, call (626) 395-8204 for reservations. Plan to be seated by 5:30. You are welcome to join the Playreaders table.