Monday, July 22, 2013
Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
The Whaleship Essex
A new play by Joe Forbrich
Directed by Peter Zinn
The Essex and its crew met with tragedy on November 20, 1820 when it was sunk by an enraged sperm whale in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Based on first-hand accounts, “The Whaleship Essex” is an epic, ensemble tale of survival. Infused with authentic sea shanties, “The Whaleship Essex” revels in the common language shared by both the theatrical and the nautical worlds.