Inspired by punk rock house bands, interactive game shows, documentaries, and Herman Melville’s seminal masterpiece Moby-Dick, Hit the Lights! Theater Co. invites you to catch a glimpse of the world that brought us a certain legendary white whale and the men that hunt him. Diving into the unknown, we explore this classic title using shadow puppetry, the interplay between darkness and light, rock and roll sea shanties, and all the curiosity and terror of the sea.

“Whales” Is a Punk-Rock Shadow-Puppet Sea-Chantey Sing-Along Marvel"

- The Village Voice -

"WHALES sweeps you up into the action as soon as you set foot inside. The storytelling is innovative, engaging, and educational. It's not your average sixty minute one-act.”

-Theatre Is Easy -



Encore Winner - Minnesota Fringe 2018

Artist Pick of Minnesota Fringe 2018

Venue Pick of the Fringe - Minnesota Fringe 2018

Outstanding Original Design (puppets) - New York Innovate Theatre Award (nominated)

Outstanding Original Music - New York Innovate Theatre Award (nominated)

Outstanding Premiere of a Play - New York Innovate Theatre Award (nominated) 

This show is appropriate for ages 12 and up