February 10—March 8, 2009 

by Hermin Melville
Adapted and Directed by David Quicksall

Previews: Feb 10-12
Opening Night: Friday, Feb 13

Now available for licensing! Please contact Josh Aaseng, Literary Manager, at Licensing@book-it.org for availability and pricing.


One of the most famous first lines in literature, “Call me Ishmael,” begins this fabled sea-going adventure. Hear the muscular dialogue and rich narrative of Melville’s great story of Captain Ahab in his determined and perilous pursuit of a fearsome white whale. More than just a sea voyage of a captain and his crew, Melville’s tale dives deep beyond the void of the open sea, exposing to us the deeper mysteries of life.

“This production is a fine example of what Book-It does best; moving literature from the page to the stage while emphasizing the strengths of both forms, and compromising neither…. We feel the wind and the power of the tempest in our souls, which is precisely where Melville wants it to exist.”
Jerry Kraft, seattleactor.com

Eric Ray Anderson*
Curt “Brace” Bolar
Ryan Fields
Jim Gall*
David Hogan
Derek Lettman
Corey McDaniel
Mike Oliver
Brandon Petty
Wesley Rice*
Carter Rodriquez
Ryan Spickard
Jeremy Thompson
Will Wassmann

*AEA Member

Artistic Team
Larry Rodriguez, Technical Director & Production Manager
Edward K. Ross, Scenic Designer & Painter
Deane Middleton, Costume Designer
Ben Zamora, Lighting Designer
Nathan Wade, Music Director & Sound Designer
Elena Hartwell, Properties Designer
Brandon Petty, Fight Choreographer
Rachel Glass, Dialect Coach
Mike Jones, Assistant Director
Lynne Ellis, Master Electrician
Laura Hendrichsen, Master Carpenter
Janessa Jayne Styck, Costume Shop Manager

Devorah Spadone, Production Stage Manager
Victoria Thompson, Production Assistant

Music composed and performed by Nathan Wade & The Dark Pioneers
featuring Brian Alter, Sam Collins, and Nathan Wade


Book-It casts a wide net with “Moby-Dick”
Seattle Times 2/20/09

“Book-It’s Moby Dick puts us in the weatherworn wood belly of the New England whaling trade”
Seattle Weekly, 2/18/09

Theater: ‘Moby’ and ‘Madeline’ reach for the stars
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/16/09

“Moby-Dick” begins at Book-It Repertory Theatre
Seattle Times, 2/15/09

Staging ‘Moby’: Call it an adventure
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/12/2009

Melville’s MOBY DICK Gets World Premiere Adaptation On Book-It’s Stage
broadwayworld.com, 2/3/09

A Literal Moby Dick
The Teen Tix blog, 2/20/09

Best of Puget Sound, 2008: Unsung Heroes and Uncommon Genius
Seattle Times, 1/2/2009