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There are 18 comments on Mrs. Ahab Meets the Whale

  1. Wow wow wow, I am so excited to see what I know will be a magical and moving production, clearly indicative in the video excerpt as well. Professor Cassell is taking SOT to another level with finally illustrating what movement is. Movement is not just steps, not just about form but about translating emotions, inner thoughts and expression in a visceral and transparent way. Bravo SOT for having the courage to develop and produce InMotion Theatre and Bravo to Professor Cassell for his inspired and fearless work. My friend attended a performance on Tuesday evening and said it was dynamic and brilliant.

  2. I saw this production on Tuesday night and it was hands down, one of the best productions I have seen in a long time in and out of BU -truly accessible yet artistic, poetic and dreamlike. I was hesitant walking in thinking I may not get it since it is entirely told through movement but was blown away with how clear it was and most importantly, what feelings rises up in me as I was watching. RUN to go see it!! About time SOT did something large scale too to match the grandeur of the fantastic new theatre. Everyone is at the top of their game here–the movement direction, design and creative team and the cast–the students shine so brightly here along with amazing faculty members. I literally thought they were all movement majors. Get there early to capture the whole experience!

  3. Professor Cassell is a gift to the BU community and to life in general–his unapologetic embracement of generosity and spirit, so beautifully expressed in his work, is a tremendous asset to all who have the honor of knowing him.

  4. Exquisite. In my long life, I have never seen anything approaching this. To tell a story with movement alone is something beyond my experience. Heartfelt congratulations all. This is truly an amazing adventure.

  5. Stunning, beautiful, magical, moving, transformative–typical of Mr. Cassell’s work. His brilliance is totally not appreciated enough. Bravo to BU, SOT for supporting this adventurous and exquisite piece of storytelling.

  6. Saw last night’s preview performance and all I can say is that I am completely stunned–what a beautiful and moving experience–RUN to go see it! What a tremendous show it is!

  7. Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant–LOVED EVERY Minute of this dynamic show–so moving, so beautiful, so transporting. From the opening pre-show image, I was hooked. WOW!

  8. Saw this show last night and it transformed me from the very beginning. LOVED it, LOVED it—congratulations to the entire creative and cast team, purely brilliant.

    Professor Cassell breaks ground with the debut of InMotion Theatre and so thrilling to see SOT take this adventurous step forward.

  9. What a tremendous experience this way–Saw the last show yesterday and was blown away. Why did this not run for a two weeks?????? Why only for one weekend? What a shame as this production should have been embraced by everyone who has a heart. Congratulations to the entire team but especially to Professor Cassell for initiating InMotion Theatre and having the bold and creative mind to conceive this brilliant production.

  10. Saw this show on Saturday night and still to this moment, thinking about it–the powerful images, the story, the movement, the feelings. What a tremendous production, BRAVO to the entire team and how thankful we are to have Professor Cassell at BU.

  11. Bravo to BU for producing this tremendous production–what a thrilling opportunity for the students to experience what it means to work on something that is larger in scale–get them use to that earlier than later. Professor Cassell is simply magical and truly collaborative–how he galvanizes everyone to believe in their own power is simply special–from different schools (visual arts), from faculty, from students, from the crew and especially from the power of the audience to trust that they will interpret movement just fine. When I saw the production, I have never seen anything, especially through movement, executed so clearly and transparently. Professor and Director of the year!!

  12. Beautiful–stunning profile and video. I loved the production at the Booth Theatre–so full of heart and humanity. I was blown away with not only the craftsmanship and direction of the play but with the performances as well.

  13. Wonderful article of a wonderful visionary–I had the tremendous pleasure of witnessing The Journey at The beautiful new Joan and Edgar Booth theatre and left in tears. One of the best productions in and out of BU I saw in years that perfectly fused training, expression and performance within one medium.

  14. Wow, how did I miss this?
    Stunning, moving and beautiful–loved the video and article. We need more art like this that highlights community and the meaning of relationships in this world we live in that tends to glorify how to separate people. This work glorifies how people can connect.

  15. A year later and I am still thinking about this tremendous production and this wonderful initiative for the students. Professor Cassell is doing dynamic work there.

  16. Ventured upon this great profile and reminded of the beauty of this fantastic production. The images are still quite resonated imprinted into my mind a year a half later. I hope to see it performed again. Professor Yo-EL Cassell is a treasure.

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