By Albert Chavez / Social Media Editor
and Marleen Ledesma / CityStyle Editor
The iconic “Moby Dick” story is painted into 3-D by the theatre program in “Moby Dick – Rehearsed” which started on April 10th and ends on Saturday, April 19th.
The theatrical production was written by Orson Welles, most famous for his movie “Citizen Kane.”
Unlike most plays, this one uses less of a set and stage. Instead, performers take a run around the theater, they set up a tone by using music and encourage the audience to use its imagination.
Vercylanne Bustos, 22, a theatre major, said, “A lot of these kids are going on stage for the first time and they’re lucky to be working with a Broadway actor.”
The actor Bustos is referring to is Richard Kinsey, who performed as Javert in “Les Miserables.” The students were able to learn firsthand from a Broadway actor, which help students learn and gain a good experience.
When talking about “Moby Dick – Rehearsed” Marc Steele, 45, the production’s stage manager and a technical theatre major, shared this pun. “Hours and hours of hard work have paid off with a big splash and the big splash is a white whale.”
Nancy Sanabria, 22, a theatre major, said, “Definitely a show you should watch.”
Theatre teacher and play director Gregory Mortenson, 43, said “Moby Dick” is a long book but has gotten a transformation that is accessible to everyone. The play telescopes all of the key moments in “Moby Dick”.
It is hoped by the director Gregory Mortensen, that at the end of the play everyone attending this performance gets inspired to read the book.
The show will be performed on April 17-18 at 8 p.m. and April 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Studio theater in H103. Presale tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, senior citizens, and employees. At the door tickets are $17 for general admission and $12 for students, senior citizens, and employees. Presale tickets are available at web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34257. Parking will be free in lots D, E and F.