Moby Dick Marathon this Weekend
January 6, 2012
The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 16th annual Moby-Dick Marathon celebrates the 160th anniversary of Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece with a 25-hour nonstop reading of the famous book during a weekend of activities and events.
The marathon runs January 6 through 8, and includes a performance by the critically acclaimed American tenor, Jonathan Boyd. Admission to the marathon is free.
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Weekend Schedule of Events:
Friday, January 6
- 5:30 p.m.: Ticketed buffet dinner and cash bar, Jacobs Family Gallery.
- 7:15 p.m.: Public lecture, “Moby-Dick in American Popular Culture,” with Dr. Timothy Marr, Cook Memorial Theater.
Saturday, January 7
- 10:00 a.m.: Stump the Scholars II, Cook Memorial Theater.
- 11:30 a.m.: Moby-Dick “Extracts,” Bourne Building.
- 12:00 noon: Moby-Dick Marathon begins, Bourne Building.
- 1:30 p.m. (approx.): Chapters 7– 9 in the Seamen’s Bethel with tenor Jonathan Boyd.
- 2:30 p.m. (approx.): Marathon continues, Jacobs Family Gallery.
- 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Chat with a Melville scholar, Wattles Family Gallery.
- 3:00-5:00 p.m.: “Imaging Moby!” tour with Dr. Robert Wallace, Centre Street Gallery.
- 7:00 p.m. (approx.): Chapter 35 to Chapter 40. “Midnight, Forecastle” performed by Culture*Park, Cook Memorial Theater.
- 8:00 p.m. (approx.): Marathon continues, Jacobs Family Gallery.
Sunday, January 8
- 1:00 p.m. (approx.): Marathon concludes with the Epilogue.