And God Created Great Whales
An extraordinary and haunting musical adventure into the psyche of a composer trying to create an opera based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Desperately fighting against a disease eating away at his mind, he is forced to rely on a tape recorder hung around his neck, each day pressing "Play" and hearing yesterday’s instructions to himself. Described by thee New York Timessas "an American loner-eccentric with touches of Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, and Tom Waits," Rinde Eckert displays his full creative force in this frenzied, funny, romantic and moving play.
A Composer Who’s Losing His Memory, Hopelessly at Sea
In “And God Created Great Whales,” Rinde Eckert reprises his role as a composer who is losing his memory and struggling to finish an opera based on “Moby-Dick.”