Walking Shadow Theatre Company isn't the kind of group to give you a traditional holiday show, but The Whale hits a lot of the familiar buttons, just in a decidedly darker, harder, and far more honest way.
Photo by Walking Shadow Theatre Company Zach Curtis.
At the play's center is Charlie, an English teacher who has fallen on extremely tough times. How tough? He's confined to his grotty small-town apartment after eating his way up to 500 pounds plus. He makes his living tutoring online English classes, and knows that his body can't take the strain much longer.
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