Cultural Arts: Stages


One boat. Five friends. Twenty-five years. Nick Salamone’s play takes place entirely on a small fishing vessel off the coast of Massachusetts. Five college friends—three gay men and two lesbians—set sail on a whale-watching expedition in the summer of ’74. The play traces the odyssey of their lives and the survival of their love for one another through the last quarter of the 20th century.

Written by Nick Salamone
Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera
Produced by Los Angeles LGBT Center/Jon Imparato

Presented at the Center’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre on September 19, 2008


SUNNY……….Nick Cimiluca
ELLE……….Fran de Leon
VAL……….Clay Storseth
JAN……….Lisa Tharps
GENE………..Ryan Yu

Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera; setting by Gary Reed; costumes by Elizabeth Huffman; lighting by Tim Guijon; sound by Bob Blackburn; production stage manager Crystal M. Munson; production manager Patricia Sutherland; master carpenter/scenic artist Robert Selander; property masterChris Kerr; and crew Michelle Born-Grissom, Norman Cox, Jessica Lester, and Pete Stauber.