THE AHAB INSIDE ME

THE AHAB INSIDE ME

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$15 – $100

Location

Colonial Theater

139 Water Street

Augusta, ME 04330

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This inspiring new theatrical production by playwright Michael Gorman uses the power of theater and music to address the opioid epidemic.

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The Ahab Inside Me

"A High-Seas Blues Opera"

From acclaimed Maine playwright Michael Gorman of the famed La MaMa Theatre in N.Y.C., comes a NEW ground-breaking Blues Opera and epic tale of addiction, obsession, and recovery.

In a tale that stretches across generations and ancients—lost mariners, lost souls, lost lives—“The Ahab Inside Me” is a provocative and challenging new musical theater production that explores the traumatic impact of a fatal overdose on a fishing family and the inspiring efforts of the community to address the destructive roots of addiction.

Written by Michael Gorman and directed by Joe John Battista (Artistic Director of The 13th Street Repertory Company in NYC), this thrilling production will incorporate original live music and song (with full blues/rock band), spoken word, dramatic performance, commentary choruses, community participation, and more—to restore connections lost or frayed by the compound crises of the opiate epidemic and COVID. The work draws inspiration from Melville’s Moby Dick and Ahabs obsessive pursuit of the White Whale.

Performers will include community members of all ages, from both the theater and recovery communities, as well as professional actors, singers and musicians from Maine, New York City, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and California.

The production is part of Gorman’s on-going project Chasing The New White Whale—Harpooning Addiction—a performance-based art & advocacy model created by the playwright and his production company The Forty Hour Club—a collective of independent artist’s dedicated to bringing awareness to the issue of opiate addiction in the commercial fishing community of New England and beyond.

Come join us at the historic Colonial Theater in downtown Augusta for this exciting production and event!

3 SHOWS!

PERFORMANCE TIMES:

Friday, Sept. 2nd @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 3rd @ 7:00pm

Sunday, Sept 4th @ 3:00pm

TICKETS: $25 suggested donation, per person. (or pay-what-you-can)

We rely on Grassroots donations to help bring our productions to communities in need. Your support is greatly appreciated! Ticket proceeds directly support the production and the project "Chasing The New White Whale—Harpooning Addiction"

COLONIAL THEATER, 139 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04330

A FORTY HOUR CLUB PRODUCTION

More Information: www.fortyhourclub.com

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