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The Whale, South Coast Repertory

Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

 

The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter.

 

Deborah Klugman – ArtsBeatLA

In Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale, Charlie (Matthew Arkin) an obese gay man confronting his own mortality reaches out to the daughter he walked out on years ago. Like Hunter’s play A Bright New Boise (produced to justifiable acclaim last year by Rogue Artists in Los Angeles), this drama is set in Idaho, and centers on one troubled man’s quest to connect with lost kin, and secondarily on a younger man’s overwhelming desire to connect with God.
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