The Repertory Theater of St. Louis Presents Moby Dick

Thursday | Feb. 8, 2024

ST.LOUIS, MO (January 11, 2023) - The Repertory Theater of St. Louis (The Rep) presents the captivating timeless classic, Moby Dick this February 7-25, 2024 at the Loretto-Hilton Center on the Campus of Webster University.  Moby Dick is based on the book of the same name by Herman Melville and adapted and directed by Lookingglass Theater Company founding ensemble member and former Artistic Director David CatlinHeralded as a “harrowing and intoxicating adventure” by the Chicago Tribune, Moby Dick is an award-winning production that delivers an acrobatic and theatrical experience never before seen in St. Louis.  


“We are thrilled to bring Moby Dick, an epic, heartfelt and visually stunning story to St. Louis audiences as our fourth show of the season,” said Danny Williams, Managing Director. “Truly great theater can transport you into a different world and David Catlin’s adaptation of this classic will catapult you out of your reality and into an adventure of a lifetime.” 

The cast of Moby Dick features Kevin Aoussou (Routes, Remy Bumppo) as Queequeg, Walter Owen Briggs (20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Lookingglass) as Ishmael, Felipe Carrasco (Sweat, Goodman Theatre) as Starbuck, Christopher Donahue (Treasure Island, Lookingglass) as Captain Ahab, Micah Figueroa (Lookingglass Alice, Lookingglass) as Cabaco/Captain of New Bedford Whaleship, Raymond Fox (Metamorphosis, Lookingglass) as Stubb/Captain Boomer/Captain Gardiner, Julian Hester (Love’s Labours Lost, Chicago Shakespeare) as Bulkington and Maggie Kettering (The 39 Steps, Idaho Shakespeare Festival), Ayana Strutz (The Who’s Tommy, Goodman Theatre) and Bethany Thomas (Maria and Rosetta, Northlight Theater) as the three Fates.

Moby Dick is adapted and directed by Lookingglass founding ensemble member and former Artistic Director David Catlin.  The creative team includes acrobatic choreography by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi, a Lookingglass company member since 1999 and the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Actors Gymnasium; set designer Courtney O’Neil (Little Shop of Horrors, Kansas City Rep); costume designer Carolyn “Sully” Ratke (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Lookingglass); lighting designer William C. Kirkham (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstien, Lookingglass); composer and sound designer Rick Sims (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Lookingglass); rigging designer Isaac Shoepp; and stage manager Jaci Entwisle.


Madness, obsession and bloodlust take a harrowing flight in this thrilling revision of Melville’s Moby Dick masterpiece. Captain Ahab’s hunt for the great White Whale soars to new heights through an exhilarating acrobatic and theatrical spectacle that invites audiences into the heart of the action. This adaptation from Lookingglass Theatre Company brings a literary legend to life in an experience that’s both visceral and evocative.


Founded in 1988 by graduates of Northwestern University, Lookingglass Theatre Company has built a national reputation for artistic excellence and ensemble-based theatrical innovation.  Recipient of the 2011 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Lookingglass’ many notable world premieres include Mary Zimmerman’s Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights and The Odyssey. Moby Dick first premiered in 2015 at Lookingglass Theater Company in association with Actors Gymnasium and received four Jeff Awards.

Moby Dick is produced with special arrangement with Bret Adams Ltd.  It is sponsored by The Rep’s Leading Ladies, a group committed to elevating and celebrating women in theatre.

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Moby Dick
Adapted and Directed by David Catlin from the book by Herman Melville
February 7 - 25, 2024  at The Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road, St. Louis, MO)
Running time is 2 hours 35 mins including two intermissions


Tickets: Purchase tickets online at, by phone at 314-968-4925, or The Rep Box Office will also be available for in-person support at the Loretto-Hilton Center(130 Edgar Rd, Webster Groves), Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, and 2 hours before curtain.
Rush Tickets: Available for students, seniors, educators, and theatre professionals by calling  the Box Office at 314-968-4925, 1 - 2 hours prior to curtain time.

Group Sales: Discounted tickets available for parties of 10+. Call 314-968-4925 or email

Audio-Described Performance: Sunday, February 25 at 2pm – the show will be described for patrons who are blind or have low vision.
ASL Performance: Sunday, February 18 at 2pm -  the show will be signed for the deaf or hard of hearing.
Open-Captioned Performance: Sunday, February 25 at 2pm - an electronic text ticker displays words being spoke or sung onstage



Post Show Discussions follow the Saturday, February 17 4pm and Wednesday, February 21 2pm performance. 

Shuttle To The Rep from the Florissant Valley Library Branch for the Sunday, February 18th 2pm matinee.  Special show tickets must be purchased at $25 per passenger.  Shuttle departs from the library promptly at 1pm and returns by 5:30pm. Register at