The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter
Charlie is different from most of us. First, he’s an online writing teacher with one friend, a nurse who nearly kills him with kindness, and one acquaintance, a troubled young missionary who’s determined to rescue his soul. Second, he’s in bad health but refuses to be hospitalized. And third, he weighs in at 600 pounds. When his estranged daughter turns up suddenly, Charlie makes a deal to buy her time, if not her affections. He hopes their connection will give her life—and his—meaning at last.
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South Coast Repertory was founded in the belief that theatre is an art form with a unique power to illuminate the human experience.
(Charlie) previously appeared at SCR in The Prince of Atlantis and Our Mother’s Brief Affair. Broadway credits include Losing Louie, The Sunshine Boys and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Off-Broadway includes Dinner With Friends (Drama Desk nomination), Rounding Third, Indian Blood, War in Paramus, You Should Be So Lucky and Moonlight and Magnolias....
Jennifer Christopher (Mary) is thrilled to be making her SCR debut. She appeared most recently in the world premiere of Steve Yockey’s Foolish Heart, produced by The Car Plays at Segerstrom Center for the Arts....
Wyatt Fenner (Elder Thomas) has appeared at SCR previously in Misalliance, the Pacific Playwrights Festival readings of The Few and Happy Face, the NewSCRipts reading of Spirit Control and the Theatre for Young Audiences production of The Borrowers....
Blake Lindsley (Liz) is pleased to return to SCR after appearing in Pig Farm, The Countess and Arcadia. Stage credits include Hippolytos (Getty Villa), The Ice-Breaker (Magic Theatre), Private Lives (Pasadena Playhouse), Enchanted April (The Cleveland Play House, Pasadena Playhouse), Hedda Gabler (Century Center/NYC, Boston Center for the Arts), Equus (Pasadena Playhouse) and The Rainmaker (La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts)....
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