The Whale

The Whale

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
1 Act
First Produced:
2002
Genres
Drama
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
northern idaho, the present.
Cast Size
small
Licensor:
Ideal For
small cast, male lead, young characters, ensemble cast
Casting Notes:
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, late teen, young adult characters

Synopsis

In a run-down apartment in rural Idaho, surrounded by screens and food containers, a six-hundred pound recluse doggedly and determinedly eats himself to death. As he inches closer and closer the inevitable, his friend Liz, a cynical atheist nurse, and Elder Thomas, a young, hopeful Mormon missionary both attempt to find in Charlie the will to be saved, physically and spiritually. However, it is only Charlie’s estranged teenage daughter, the acerbic and bitter Ellie, who can make him see any kind of future beyond his current despair. In Ellie’s words -- stunningly honest, despite her constant barbs -- Charlie finds one last chance for redemption, and perhaps even a bit of hope.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Supporting

Spoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken



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