"Moby Dick" at Lookingglass Theatre

In these lazy days of summer, some of the Chicago-area theaters go on hiatus, but there’s still plenty to see — stories and musicals, both classical and brand-new. Or consider a trip to Wisconsin, where you might find some of those local actors who went away for the season. “The Bridges of Madison County“ Through

Why You Shouldn’t Miss Lookingglass Theatre’s Reimagined ‘Moby Dick’

Ensemble Member Raymond Fox, Micah Figueroa, Javen Ulambayer, Ensemble Member Kareen Bandealy, Jamie Abelson and Ensemble Member Anthony Fleming III (Photos by Liz Lauren.)

When David Catlin was creating Lookingglass Theatre’s stage version of “Moby Dick,” a sentence in the first chapter of Herman Melville’s novel jumped out at him. The narrator (that fellow who introduces himself by saying, “Call me Ishmael”) remarks: “I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down