A sailor is waiting for somebody to save him. He is alone on a raft and he is the only survivor of a tragic escapade. Let’s call him
Ismaele. While waiting to be saved, he images and he recalls what happened to his fellows and to his friend Queequeg, to is ship and to his captain, the malevolent captain Ahab who led all the crew to a tragic ending because of his obsession with a huge white whale.
We are talking of a well-known story: Moby Dick, the masterpiece by Herman Melville. The tale becomes a metaphor of the many and multifaceted behaviors and struggles of mankind such as yearning, fascination, madness and mercilessness. The white whale is a show that addresses two quite different feelings: the former is human curiosity towards the unknown. The latter is bond to manias, it is man’s attachment to things, that makes him blind to what is close to him, that makes him distracted and cruel, that turns him into someone incapable of communicating with the surrounding world.Video promo