Ishmael

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Herman Melville’s classic, Moby Dick, reimagined for a new millennium.

On the resource-depleted earth of a not so distant future, a young climate refugee named Ishmael is given the chance to build a new life, provided she can survive a voyage to the outer solar system aboard the MV Pequod under the command of the obsessive Captain Ahab.

A contemporary space saga, Ishmael recasts earth’s no-longer-vast oceans with the immensity of space, and the endless possibilities and terrors it holds. In weaving the story to life, this boundary pushing visual theatre production melds live film making with live action, miniature sets, puppetry and an original score by indie pop musician Bec Sandridge to tell a captivating story about individual hope and collective redemption.

By David Morton.

Presented by Dead Puppet Society, QPAC and Brisbane Festival in association with Screen Queensland.

The 4 to 19 September 2020 season of Ishmael has been postponed until September 2021.

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