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"SpeakEasy takes 'The Whale' to a deep place ... [Actor John] Kuntz is riveting." - Boston Globe
"The Whale is something every serious Boston theatergoer should see ... This is a work of real art, a play with the power to bring its audience to a state of revelation." - My Entertainment World
"Perhaps the best play to be staged in Boston this year." - New England Theatre Geek
"SpeakEasy takes 'The Whale' to a deep place ... [Actor John] Kuntz is riveting." - Boston Globe
"John Kuntz ... has taken us to the murky depths of the human condition, located the beast, and beyond that helped us uncover what makes him move-and move us." - Joyce Kulhawik, JoycesChoices.com
"Makes you laugh one minute and tears your heart out the next." - Boston Events Insider

WINNER of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for OUTSTANDING PLAY

Charlie has hidden himself away in his Northern Idaho apartment and is quietly eating himself to death in the wake of a personal tragedy. With his health deteriorating, Charlie makes one last desperate attempt to connect with his estranged daughter Ellie, a sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen whom he has not seen in 15 years. As Charlie embarks on his quest for redemption, he looks to his enabling caregiver Liz, ex-wife Mary, and Mormon missionary Elder Thomas for closure, meaning, and forgiveness.

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission.