We are thrilled to invite you to join us IN PERSON at Arrowhead for a very special event celebrating the release of Alison Larkin Presents’ MOBY-DICK, narrated by Jonathan Epstein.
The evening will include a live reading by Mr. Epstein, a Q&A with Mr. Epstein and Alison Larkin, along with wine and dessert in the 1840s barn here at Arrowhead!
When: June 7, 2021
Where: Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, MA
Tickets are limited, so get yours now. $20 Members, $25 Not-yet Members
Read by consummate Shakespearean actor Jonathan Epstein, Moby Dick is a revelation. Jonny reads this epic tale as if performing Shakespeare, embodying each and every character with precision and grace, the intensity and scope of the story narrated with an innate understanding of its humor, nuance, madness and love. As one who had the honor of writing in Melville’s chair, looking at the mountain that inspired this bit of literary genius, I envy the hours of pleasure that await you. ~ Jana Laiz, Writer-In-Residence Emeritus, Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
Jonathan Epstein (Narrator) Jonny has directed or acted in more than 60 Shakespeare & Company productions since 1987 including Creditors, Henry V, Merchant of Venice, Tempest, Cymbeline, Midsummer, Merry Wives, Private Eyes, Brief Lives, Heroes, An Iliad and the title roles in King Lear, Henry IV, Richard III and Macbeth. In 1990 he created the role of The Men in Tina Packer’s original Women of Will. He has performed on and off-Broadway and at scores of regional theatres around the country including Berkshire Theatre Festival (Amadeus, Cuckoo’s Nest, Via Dolorosa, Educating Rita…) and ART (Merchant of Venice, Phaedra, Paradise Lost). He is a two-time recipient of the Elliot Norton Award and is Teaching Professor of Classical Performance at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training where this year he adapted and directed their hybrid video production of Caesar. Jonny and his wife Ariel Bock met onstage during The Aspern Papers (1991).