Moby Dick, an original adaptation

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat

Moby Dick Preview

Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3

2601 2nd Ave S


Call 1-800-838-3006
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120 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Thursday, November 2 7:30 pm
  • Preview
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, November 3 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
Saturday, November 4 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Sunday, November 5 7:30 pm
Monday, November 6 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, November 10 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 11 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Sunday, November 12 7:30 pm
Monday, November 13 7:30 pm
Friday, November 17 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 18 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Sunday, November 19 7:30 pm
Monday, November 20 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
Drama Minnesota premiere

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Moby Dick, a new original adaptation from the novel by Herman Melville, performing November 3 - 20, 7:30pm at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 in Minneapolis.

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. 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 sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at or call 1-800-838-3006. Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 is located at 2601 2nd Ave. S., MPLS 55408.

Moby Dick preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, November 2, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Moby Dick performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

November 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Monday, November 6 is a pay-what-you-can performance)


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


MUSIC DIRECTOR - Jamie White Jachimiec, MUSICIANS - Alison Keller, Anna Leverett, Ze'ev O'Rourke 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 show 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.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Antonia Perez Queequeg
David Wasserman "Captain" Peleg
Jacleen Olson Tashtekova
Adam Scarpello Captain Ahab
Sue Gerver Peter Coffin
Siddeeqah Shabazz Captain Gardiner
Kelly Nelson Whaler/Movement Captain
Whaler/Costume Design
Jamie White Jachimiec Music Director
Alison Keller Musician
Anna Leverett Musician
Mark Kieffer Lighting Design
Jim Ahrens Dialect Coach
Lanny Langston Dramaturgist
Kevin Fanshaw Assistant Director
Stage Manager
James Napoleon Stone Writer/Director