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Keep Ishmael -- LAST DAYS [Sep. 8th, 2006|04:00 pm]



White Horse Theatre Company presents Keep Ishmael, a new rock musical, inspired by Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Keep Ishmael chronicles four friends who are tired of trying to live up to the high standards of their hometown — Naperville, IL. They abruptly flee from "The Best Place in America to Raise a Kid" and set out for adventure in their Ford Pequod. Mayhem ensues as they end up on a crazed captain's fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean chasing down America's favorite whale, Shamu.

Keep Ishmael is performed at Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, Ill. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., along with Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m through September 16. Ticket prices are $20. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, or to avoid service fees, please call the Theatre Building Chicago box office at (773) 327-5252. For more information, visit www.whitehorsetheatre.com.

"...there is a real touch of magic, zany charm and originality to be savored in this show." - Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times .

"Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, the adventurers in Keep Ishmael discover that there's no place like home - even when home is Naperville. Kudos to White Horse Theatre Company for this refreshingly imaginative production, as thought-provoking as it is entertaining." - Louis Weisberg, Chicago Free Press

"White Horse Theatre Company's mission is to reimagine the art of musical theatre through an innovative and diverse perspective. With this piece, the company has done an exemplary job of furthering this ambitious vision. And by the mere fact that this company offers a voice for new musicals, we are given a true gift to the Chicago theatre community." (***) - Scotty Zacher, Gay Chicago Magazine