Fresh off winning an Elly Award for best production of a new script, California Stage opens the 26th season with the award winning play The Whale, Samuel D. Hunter’s incisive look at love, relationships, and religious intolerance. The Whale is the recipient of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for “Best Play,” the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Significant Contribution to Theatre, and the 2013 GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Theatre.”
A 600 pound man slowly eats himself to death while teaching online writing courses from his apartment. He’s visited by a friend, a family member, and a stranger, each looking to save or be saved by him. Will his past issues prevent him from learning to live his life?