Thar she blows! Again!
Rinde Eckert's And God Created Great Whales — which first surfaced for a month at Dance Theatre Workshop's Bessie Schonberg Theatre beginning June 1, 2000; then was sighted on for six weeks commencing on Aug. 20, 2000, at 45 Bleecker Theatre; and made it final appearance on New York shores netting an Obie Award on May 21, 2001 — lives to spout once more at 45 Bleeker. The new run began on Dec. 7 and will last through Jan. 13.
Taking its title from a Biblical quote used in Herman Melville's "Moby Dick," Great Whales investigates the mind of an artist through a composer whose brain is slowly being destroyed by a disease. Every morning, the gifted man must press "Play" on the tape recorder around his neck to remember who he is and what he's doing. What he's doing is desperately trying to finish his opera on "Moby Dick" before the disease destroys too much of him to complete it.
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—By Robert Simonson