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“The Tale of the Whale” produced in Danville, Virginia

The cast of THE TALE OF THE WHALE. From left: Emily Wilkerson (in red, Cee Cee), Madi Wiley (behind her, the bureaucrat), Staley Lyle (Dee Dee) Camden Mahan (mayor), Gabby Wyatt (reporter), Whit Whitfield (Ernie), the playwright, Jacob Breedlove (kid), Caleb Mahan (Old Man McGrump), director Mimi Grubb, Blake Mitchell (Larry).

The cast of THE TALE OF THE WHALE. From left: Emily Wilkerson (in red, Cee Cee), Madi Wiley (behind her, the bureaucrat), Staley Lyle (Dee Dee) Camden Mahan (mayor), Gabby Wyatt (reporter), Whit Whitfield (Ernie), the playwright, Jacob Breedlove (kid), Caleb Mahan (Old Man McGrump), director Mimi Grubb, Blake Mitchell (Larry).

On the weekend of August 6, I had scripts produced in three different states — DEATH BY POINSETTIA in Rhode Island, THE BEAUTIFUL OGRE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES in Maryland and THE TALE OF THE WHALE in Danville, Virginia.

I got to one of those.

THE TALE OF THE WHALE was produced by the North Star Theatre Project, a youth ensemble in Danville, Virginia. This was the first production of the script, which is loosely (very loosely) based on a true story of a whale that washed up on the coast of Oregon.

THE TALE OF THE WHALE
A whale washes up on the beach. The town’s mayor is determined to remove it before a key visitor arrives. Complications, and comedy, ensue. Very loosely based on the true story where an Oregon town tried to blow up a beached whale in the 1970s, with disastrous results. Think blubber raining down from the skies. Cast: 9 — 4 male, 3 female, 1 non-gender adult, 1 non-gender kid.

Here’s the theatre from the outside

The theatre in Danville, Virginia.

The theatre in Danville, Virginia.

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“The Tale of the Whale” to be produced in Virginia

My one-act THE TALE OF THE WHALE will be produced August 6 by Historic North Theatre in Danville, Virginia as the product of the theatre’s summer camp.

This will be the first production of this script. This also makes for a trifecta: That weekend, I will have three different scripts being produced in three different states — THE TALE OF THE WHALE in Virginia, THE BEAUTIFUL OGRE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES in Maryland and DEATH BY POINSETTIA in Rhode Island.


THE TALE OF THE WHALE

A whale washes up on the beach. The town’s mayor is determined to remove it before the town’s annual festival begins. Complications, and comedy, ensue. Very loosely based on the true story where an Oregon town tried to blow up a beached whale in the 1970s, with disastrous results. Think blubber raining down from the skies. Cast: 9 — 4 male, 3 female, 1 non-gender adult, 1 non-gender kid. With doubling, you could reduce it to a cast of 8 – 4 male, 3 female, 1 non-gender kid.

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