John Drew Theater Lab: Staged Reading of The Ape & the Whale: An Interplay Between Darwin & Melville in Their Own Words by Barbara Novak

158 Main Street
East Hampton, New York 11937

Directed by James Larocca
Featuring Gerard Doyle and David McElwe
While Darwin and Melville never met, their interests overlapped across a very wide range of issues, from the geography and science of the Galapagos to the peoples and cultures of the South Pacific, God, nature, madness, and immortality. Barbara Novak has artfully put them in the same room, imagined their intense conversation, and juxtaposed their actual words into a vivid dialogue. Selecting from their own letters, reports, journals and books, the author has constructed the riveting conversation they might have had had the stars aligned.

Dine at The 1770 House before the JDTLab and enjoy a special $27.00 two-course, prix fixe dinner by providing the code JDTLab!