BREACH

 

by Egan Reich

Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker

for Dog & Pony

 

In Breach, five whaling widows are faced with the toughest night of their lives.  On the same day the sea takes their husbands, it offers a beached whale and the possibility of financial freedom.  The women set out to do their husbands’ work of harvesting the whale oil to buy their way to new lives in New York City.  But before daybreak, they have to figure out how to kill and cut the whale while avoiding circling sharks.  This allegory of individualism versus collectivism asks the questions: what does it take to get ahead, and what is the cost?

Breach
Breach

Pictured: Brittany Green, Caroline Rau, Diana Slickman. Costumes by Cathy Tantillo

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Breach

Pictured: Missi Davis. Set design by Courtney O'Neill

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Breach

Pictured: Brittany Green, Caroline Rau, Missi Davis

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Breach

Pictured: Kristen Magee. Light design by Aaron Weissman

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Breach

Violence design by Mary Williamson and Sarah Fornace.

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Breach

Pictured: Diana Slickman, Caroline Kingsley Rau, Kristen Magee

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Breach

Pictured: Brittani Green, Caroline Rau

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Breach

Pictured: Diana Slickman, Kristen Magee, Missi Davis, Caroline Rau, Brittani Green

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Breach

Pictured: Caroline Rau

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PRESS QUOTES

"a remarkable achievement; the work of Dog & Pony's entire design team is above and beyond here" 

- Time Out Chicago