The V Awards are hosted by Newport’s Voice magazine each year. Moby Dick, by Newport’s Tin Shed Theatre Company, was awarded the V Award for Event/Show of the Year in 2018.
Tin Shed Theatre performed Herman Melville’s masterpiece on the gondola of the iconic Newport Transporter Bridge in October 2018. Moby Dick tells the story of Ishmael, a young man desperate to leave land and see the watery part of the world. Meeting with a host of other lost souls, the story quickly becomes about friendship, male mental health and the need for human companionship. However, Ishmael’s journey across the ocean in search of a great white whale soon becomes a voyage of the damned as fate tests his religion, and the captain’s madness tests his resolve.
Performed under the lights of the transporter bridge by local professional and non-professional actors, Moby Dick was haunting and compelling, immersing the audience in the performance.