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Our Town to present "Moby Dick Rehearsed"

NORTH CREEK - Our Town Theater Group will present Pendragon's production "Moby Dick Rehearsed" on Friday, Feb. 19 at Tannery Pond Community Center.

One of the most famous first lines in American Literature, "Call me Ishmael..." is drawn from the well known Herman Melville novel, "Moby Dick". Not so well known is the is "Moby Dick Rehearsed", the play that turns brought the 800-page novel to the stage in play form.

Orson Welles released the play in 1955 and claims, "it is my finest work - in any form."

Welles' adaptation of Melville's epic mythical novel, brings the fateful voyage of the Pequod to life using the power of acting and imaginative theatrics. Moby Dick Rehearsed is a tale of unforgettable adventure at sea.

Among the actors is local, Jordan Hornstein, who has both acted in and directed plays for Our Town Theatre Group. He plays the part of Starbucks, the first mate on the Pequod, for whom the popular coffee house is named.

"We are very excited to present this play to the local public," said Becky Milner of Our Town Musical Theatre Group. "It's an interesting twist on a classic story."

The production begins at 7:30 p.m. and the doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. For further information, please call Charlotte McLain at 251-2938.

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