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Ishmael

When:

Fri 3 Sep 2021, 7:30pm–8:50pm
Sat 18 Sep 2021, 7:30pm–8:50pm

Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: QPAC

A Dead Puppet Society production.
Written by David Morton.

A dead earth.
A climate refugee.
A voyage to the outer solar system.

On the resource-depleted earth of a not so distant future, a young climate refugee named Ishmael is given the chance to build a new life, provided she can survive a voyage to the outer solar system aboard the MV Pequod under the command of the obsessive Captain Ahab.

Moby Dick reimagined as a contemporary space saga, Ishmael recasts earth’s no-longer-vast oceans with the immensity of the universe, and the endless possibilities and terrors it holds. In weaving the story to life, this boundary-pushing production melds live filmmaking with live-action, miniature sets, puppetry and an original score by indie-pop musician Bec Sandridge to tell a captivating story about individual hope and collective redemption.

Don’t miss the world premiere season of Ishmael as part of Brisbane Festival.

Ishmael is the latest work by the internationally acclaimed Dead Puppet Society (Laser Beak Man, The Wider Earth) who lend their trademark magic to Herman Melville’s beloved classic Moby Dick.

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