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"The Whale

Aisle View: Life Harvest

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.26.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons, two of New York's prime non-profits with well-earned reputations for quality plus numerous award-winn...

First Nighter: Samuel D. Hunter Puts Pocatello on the Theater Map

David Finkle | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Throughout Samuel D. Hunter's play The Whale, at Playwrights Horizons in 2012, the main character is a gay man isolating himself by virtue of his obesity. Now back at PH with Pocatello, Hunter watches -- in a series of highly animated scenes -- another gay man who's isolating himself and has been isolated. Which condition came first is, like the chicken or egg, unclear.

First Nighter: Samuel D. Hunter's "The Few" is for the Many

David Finkle | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

In Samuel D. Hunter's outstanding play, The Whale, presented at Playwrights Horizons in the 2012-13 season, obese and suicidal Charlie ignores the ple...

A Brutally Honest The Whale at Victory Gardens

Robert Bullen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

Brutal honesty. That's playwright Samuel D. Hunter's razor-sharp focus in his deeply significant play, The Whale.

First Nighter: Four Clicks and a Clunk Around Town

David Finkle | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

Charlie weighs in at somewhere between 550 and 600 pounds and conducts his online course in literary criticism and composition lying on his besieged sofa like an Idaho-Mormon-country beached behemoth.

Killer Whale Mimics Boat Sounds

Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

Meet Luna, a remarkable whale. Separated from his family when he was just two years old, this orca whale lived alone off the coast of Vancouver Is...

Ryan Reynolds and The Whale

David Kirby | Posted 12.07.2011 | Entertainment
David Kirby

By now, most people have heard of the feature film Dolphin Tale, but there is another true dolphin story out there worth seeing, a remarkable film called The Whale.

Curious about 'The Whale?' Read the Book

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Christian Hall

Philip Hoare pays eloquent tribute to the beauty, power, and history of the sea's mightiest creatures. Can readers who have discovered the elegance and mystery of whales ever again enjoy a seaquarium?