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Hold on to your blow holes! Shelby Company presents the world premiere of THE LAND WHALE MURDERS, a dizzying tale of murder and deceit.
Hold on to your blow holes! Shelby Company presents the world premiere of THE LAND WHALE MURDERS, a dizzying tale of murder and deceit.
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Hold on to your blow holes because Shelby Company is making a mad dash to Thanksgiving with a lightening fast donation drive!

After a short respite from our incredibly amazing summer we're back with our most ambitious project to date: THE LAND WHALE MURDERS. Yes that's right, a science murder mystery farce like you've never seen before, this exciting new play will take you through a tour of 1890s New York City and introduce you to New York's first Super Hero, who also happens to be future president, Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt.

We've got a cast of tremendous actors, a crack team of designers making the play look and sound gorgeous, and the incredibly imaginative duo of writer Jonathan Goldberg and director Tom Ridgely to make this show come to life.

It all comes to you live, in 3-D, this December from Theater 3 on 43rd and 8th. Be there to see it all happen!

December 2-18 Wed-Sat @ 8pm, with a special added performance on Sunday, December 5 @ 7pm.

Its 1896 and someone sinister is killing off members of the Four Elementals, New York City’s quintessential brain trust. Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt suspects dread eco-terrorist, The Fish Monger; the remaining Elementals suspect Big Whale Oil’s henchmen, the notorious Blowhole Gang and their cutthroat leader, Pirate Penny. The bizarre and impossible abounds in the mysterious case of, THE LAND WHALE MURDERS.

Written by Jonathan A. Goldberg
Directed by Tom Ridgely

Featuring Richard Hollman*, Carl Howell, Nathaniel Kent, Amy Landon*, Robert Michael McClure* and Jennifer Joan Thompson*

Original Music - John Balicanta; Stage Manager - Marianne Broome; Sound Design - M. L. Dogg; Costume Design - Deanna Frieman; Lighting Design - Greg Goff; Fight Choreography - Rod Kinter; Set Design - Jason Simms.

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