Irish actor Conor Lovett—known for his one-man versions of Samuel Beckett’s spare, absurdist plays—will be in California this week performing his newest piece, a solo Moby-Dick. Wife Judy Hegerty Lovett directed the two-hour play, which is showing on Tuesday and Wednesday at Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre and on Thursday at the Carlson Family Theatre at Viewpoint School in Calabasas.
A reviewer for the Irish Times was “spellbound” by Lovett’s Ishmael at the show’s April premiere. Us, we’re stunned even to contemplate boiling Herman Melville’s massive tome down to two hours. We just hope they left the naughty bits in.
Margaret Guroff is editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.