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 a legend for the ones left living

“Sass has a knack for compelling blocking and movement that gives the production a ton of visual impact… [Whale’s Wake] is very true to the experience of many people who’ve lost a parent, spouse or other close loved one.” Sam Hurwitt,  San Jose Mercury News

Dad is dead. Emma is home. Now there’s a whale. A clan’s grief for its lost patriarch surreally bends the rules of society and the laws of nature. As the family struggles with economic ruin, the ocean seems to share their devastation. Long estranged, sharing only haphazard traditions, they contend over how to honor the difficult dead, an auction gone horribly wrong, a disappearing casket of ashes, a house that won’t stay put, and a suicidal whale. Funny, sexy, incantatory.

Written and directed by Amy Sass. An Equity-approved project co-produced with PlayGround.

Featuring: Mikka Bonel, *David Cramer, *Anne Darragh, Keith C. Davis,*Sharon Huff, and Anya Kazimierska. *member of Actor’s Equity Association

Creative Team: Terry Bamberger, Abra Berman, Arashi Cesana, Anthony Clarvoe, Keith C. Davis, Aidan Fraser, Laura Inserra, Erik LaDue, Dashiell Menard, Florence McCafferty, Cecilia Palmtag, Hussein Sami, Amy Sass, Anna Shneiderman, and Daniel Weiermann

At The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland

April 16-May 7 (Preview April 15, 8 pm)

Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm
Saturday Matinee, 2 pm (no matinee April 16)
Sundays, 7 pm (no show May 8)

Tickets $25-45
Box Office: (510)320-3370

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