"If you can only see one show, see this"
- PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE
"Thaddeus Phillips, the creative force behind Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, has done it again. Combining wry charm with noble passion with goofy humor with beautiful images"
- PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
"a delicious sense of lonely rumination and calm"
- CITY PAPER
"The totally remarkable, multi-taskforce cast includes Brian Osborne, Makoto Hirano, Lee Ann Etzold, James Ijames, and Emily Letts. The whizzes who aided Phillips and company include: Juan Gabriel Turbay (original score), Drew Billiau (lighting), Spencer Sheridan (video) Kevin Francis (sound). . . . this latest adventure is not to be missed"
"Whale Optics is a beautiful representation of modern experimental theatre. It ebbs and flows, crafts careful parallels between dialog and story, masterfully integrates technical elements, and allows a clever cast a real chance to shine. It embraces its flaws, science, Carl Sagan, music, technology, whales, comedy, tragedy, and life, as almost none of us know it."
" wildly entertaining production . . .A must-see for this year’s Live Arts"
photo by Johanna Austin
At times funny, at times heartbreaking, and from quirky start to haunting finish a feast of entrancing visual allurements, this exquisite show is among the most original musical theater works I’ve seen in years