The Wilma Theater Presents: "Under the Whaleback"

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Wilma Theater, 265 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

The Wilma Theater is pleased to announce the production of Under the Whaleback by Richard Bean and directed by Blanka Zizka. Showtimes run from March 6th - April 7th, 2013.


"The year is 1965. Aboard the Kingston Jet docked in Hull, England, a new teenage sailor Daz receives shocking information about his lineage from a legendary deckhand. Flash forward to 1972. A violent storm off the Icelandic coast thrashes the James Joyce and its crew of merchant fishmen, including Daz, with fatal consequences. Flash forward again to 2002. Daz is now 54, a father, and the curator of the Artic Kestrel museum ship. A mysterious stranger unexpectedly enters after hours, making furious accusations and playing a dangerous game. Connecting three riveting snapshots of time with stunning twists, Under the Whaleback depicts one of the most dangerous occupations in the world with maritime theatricality, larger-than-life heroics, and unrestrained dark comedy."

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Global Region: 
Global Region: