CSM Children’s Theatre Company Announces Cast for ‘Moby Dick,’ Oct. 12 – 13

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The College of Southern Maryland’s Children’s Theatre Company presents its cast for the fall production of “Moby Dick,” a play by Mark Rosenwinkel based on the novel by Herman Melville and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.

CSM’s cast includes Francis Ford of Prince Frederick as Peter Coffin; Matthew Jones of Welcome as Daggon; Brandon Jones of Cheltenham as Queequeg; Greg Kenney of Accokeek as Ishmael; Alex LaClair of La Plata as Captain Ahab; Mitchell Landon of Great Mills as Starbuck and Kenneth L. Waters Jr. of Waldorf as Stubb.

Ishmael, a young man in search of adventure, first mate Stubb, and Queequeg, the mystical Polynesian harpooner, set off aboard the Pequod, a whaling ship piloted by the brooding captain Ahab. As they sail deeper into unknown waters, they discover the real reason for their quest: to hunt and kill Moby Dick, the legendary white whale who long ago devoured the captain's leg. Ahab’s dark obsession for the creature soon takes hold of the entire ship, driving them all toward a violent confrontation with the great beast itself.

Performances are Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts (FA) Center, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Tickets are $7 for adults and seniors and $5 for youth in high school or younger. Children’s Theatre combo ticket packages are $15 for adults/seniors, $12 youth (high school and below) for one ticket to each of the three CSM Children’s Theatre productions over the 2012-13 season (“Moby Dick,” “Unleashed! The Secret Lives of White House Pets,” “Snow White Goes West”). For reservations contact bxoffc@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, or http://www.csmd.edu/arts.