Staged reading of Moby Dick, a new original adapt…

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat

Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3

2601 2nd Ave. S., MPLS 55408.


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120 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, September 22 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
  • Pay what you can night
Drama Minnesota premiere

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents a staged reading of Moby Dick, a new original adaptation from the novel by Herman Melville, performing Friday, September 22, 7:30pm at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 in Minneapolis.


Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has been called the “greatest American novel”. This adaptation illustrates what truly makes America great - diversity, inclusion, and hard work. Coup d’Etat’s Moby Dick is the story of a diverse crew of sailors working during the height of the whaling industry, as told through the eyes of a callow narrator, Ishmael. The hunt this time, however, is for the leviathan that took the leg and splintered the mind of Captain Ahab, a man haunted by demons of his own making. Under the wisdom and guidance of the great harpooner Queequeg, Ishmael gives us a lens into a world of cultural unity, moral and ethical conflict, and what it means to depend on the person next to you in a dangerous world where each day could be your last.


Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this world premier in the Twin Cities in November after this staged reading. Combining actor-driven movement, live sound-scaping and music, and the intimate seating of Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Moby Dick is another can’t-miss experience.


Admission is pay-what-you-can. Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 is located at 2601 2nd Ave. S., MPLS 55408.


Moby Dick staged reading (pay-what-you-can):

Friday, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

September 22



ISHMAEL - Eva Gemlo, FLASK - Craig James Hostetler, STUBB - Meagan Kedrowski, QUEEQUEG - Dustin Valenta, STARBUCK - Kayla McCarthy, "CAPTAIN" PELEG - David Wasserman, TASHTEGO - Jacleen Olson, DAGGOO - Michael Terrell Brown, CAPTAIN AHAB - Adam Scarpello, PETER COFFIN - Charles Numrich, CAPTAIN GARDINER - Siddeeqah Shabazz, WHALERS - Kelly Nelson, Mikey Johnson, Lauren Diesch, Antonia Perez



MUSIC DIRECTOR - Alison Keller, MUSICIANS - Jamie White Jachimiec, Anna Leverett, DIRECTOR - James Napoleon Stone, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Kevin Fanshaw, STAGE MANAGER - Quinn Forrest Masterson, DIALECT COACH - Jim Ahrens, DRAMATURGIST - Lanny Langston, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Lauren Diesch and Anne Brown


The reading will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available. Following the show, audience members are encouraged to stay for a brief talkback with the the cast.

David Wasserman "Captain" Peleg
Jacleen Olson Tashtego
Peter Coffin
Siddeeqah Shabazz Captain Gardiner
James Napoleon Stone Adapter/Director