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Melville & Hawthorne

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Thursday, Aug. 1 7:30 PM Buy Tickets Preview-PWYC
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Thunderclap Productions

Melville & Hawthorne

A John Steven Kellett Memorial Series Production – World Premiere

Adi Teodoru's Melville & Hawthorne follows the year and a half that authors Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne spent living only a mile away from each other in the Berkshires while Melville wrote and developed the novel Moby Dick (which is dedicated to Hawthorne). It is based entirely on historical fact and the correspondence between the two, and it fills in the gaps in their relationship. It chronicles their growing feelings for each other and Melville’s struggle to write about open sexuality and race in the year 1851, as our country struggles with talks of secession and heads into civil war, as well as the influence Melville’s relationship with Hawthorne had on Moby Dick. The play covers modern themes such as race equality, sexual liberation, social justice, freedom and the impact of literature on political events. This world premiere production, directed by Andrew Ruthven, is the latest from our award-winning John Steven Kellett Memorial Series.

AUGUST 1 - 10, 2024

2 hours with 1 intermission

$25 Regular
$15 Students

Thursday, August 1
you name your price!

$25 Regular
$15 Students & Industry Members 

Please note that each ticket is subject to a $3 fee at checkout.

This production is suitable for ages 13 and over.


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