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Samuel D. Hunter’s “The Whale” has its Baltimore/DC Area Premiere at Rep Stage

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 22nd season with Samuel D. Hunter’s “The Whale”, directed by Helen Hayes award winner and Rep Stage veteran Kasi Campbell. Since the death of his partner, a morbidly obese man confines himself to his small apartment on the outskirts of Mormon Country, eating himself into oblivion. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Championed by the Associated Press as "Compelling, funny, and unexpectedly impactful,” “The Whale” tells the story of his redemption and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. “The Whale” has completed critically acclaimed productions at the Denver Center Theatre and Playwrights Horizons in New York, and will now have its Baltimore/DC area premiere at Rep Stage.

“The Whale” opens January 14, 2015, with a limited run through February 1 in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC. For tickets and additional information, visit or call the box office at 443-518-1500. Press performance is Friday, January 16 at 8 p.m. 


  • Charlie: Michael Russotto*
  • Liz: Megan Anderson*
  • Mary: Susan Rome*
  • Ellie: Jenna Rossman
  • Elder Thomas: Wood Van Meter


  • Playwright: Samuel D. Hunter
  • Director: Kasi Campbell
  • Set Designer: James Fouchard**
  • Light Design: Jay Herzog**
  • Sound Design: Neil McFadden
  • Costume Designer: Jessica Welch
  • Properties Designer: Dre Moore
  • Stage Manager: Julie Debakey Smith*
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Jean Compton

* Members Actor’s Equity Association
** Member of United Scenic Artists, IATSE

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