A 19th century classic about the power of democracy and how fragile it can be. A captain entrances his crew with his charisma, successively leading them all to the verge of disaster. Facing the danger presented by a huge whale becomes a metaphor for issues such as nationalism and heavy-handed political tactics. It is a modern study of individual revenge and a power that human beings should not abuse as nature is able to sink the ships of even the best whalers. An ecologically engaged, political theatre piece that is full of irony, poetry, philosophy and horror.
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