NCTC to Perform “The Erroneous Moby Dick” Prior To New York City Tour

by Thom Talbott | July 29, 2019 | Jul 29, 2019

DENTON, TX- North Central Texas College (NCTC) Drama is performing encore performances of “The Erroneous Moby Dick” prior to their tour to New York City as part of the inaugural Rave Theater Festival. The performances will take place on August 2 & 3 at 7:30 PM at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville and on August 6 at 7:30 PM at the Denton Black Box at 318 E. Hickory in Denton.

"The Erroneous Moby Dick” is a comedy adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic masterpiece, Moby Dick, using four actors to bring an assortment of madcap characters to life, in true tour de force.

Call him Ishmael, but he wants to be a whaler and he has arrived in New Bedford to find a ship. There he meets his mysterious bed mate, Queequeg; the hysterical owner of the Spouter Inn, Mrs. Coffin; the ever dependable, first mate, Mr. Starbuck along with his long-suffering wife, Mary; the peculiar wharf rat, Elijah; the blustery Father Mapple; and finally, the obsessive, overwrought, and on-edge Captain Ahab. Sign on to the whaler, Pequod, for a voyage on the high seas of hilarity and a Moby Dick that you haven’t seen before.

Featured in the cast are Dean Coburn, Austin Creswell, Ethan Gaston and Thom Talbott. The crew is made up of Missy Embrey, Amy Brennan, Ashtyn Yancey, and Devon Hacker.

Rave Theater Festival's inaugural year will feature 20 new shows from across the country and internationally. The festival will run August 9-25th at Teatro SEA and Teatro LaTea Theatres at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in New York City. Spearheaded by Tony Award-winning Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport, the festival aims to provide theatre-makers with an outlet to get their shows up on a New York stage.

Tickets are $10 Adults and $5 Youth High School or Younger and may be purchased by going to or calling (940) 668-3355.