Blue Whale Variations. By Dakota Parobek. Directed by Ann Kreitman. Photo of whale jumping out of water.

Blue Whale Variations

May 08, 2021 to May 09, 2021
Dakota Parobek
Directed by: 
Ann Kreitman
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 12:00am


After the death of her mother, Paula and her father Al struggle to navigate their grief while their neighbors Charlie and Andy adjust to their new home, all under the looming shadow of a mysterious Blue Whale. Utilizing sound, music, and environmental installations, Blue Whale Variations is an investigation of the precariousness of identity, love, and the construction of meaning in the shadow of loss.

This production contains strong language and discussions of death.

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This performance is being presented to an invited audience only. Please note: If you have reserved a space for this performance, watch your email for any weather-related updates regarding the performance.

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