The Land Whale Murders

written by Jonathan A. Goldberg

A refreshingly successful off-the-wall comedy.
— Backstage *Critics Pick*
Perfectly paced, masterfully performed, adroitly clad and set most sublimely. You need to see this show.
— Scalawag and Vagabond
Perfectly paced, beautifully staged, brilliantly acted – The Land Whale Murders will surprise you, delight you, and leave you fully entertained.
— The Happiest Medium
Shelby Company is quickly making a name for itself with its professional, comic, and original material.
— That Sounds Cool

Its 1896 and someone sinister is killing off members of the Four Elementals, New York City’s quintessential brain trust. Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt suspects dread eco-terrorist, The Fish Monger; the remaining Elementals suspect Big Whale Oil’s henchmen, the notorious Blowhole Gang and their cutthroat leader, Pirate Penny. The bizarre and impossible abound in the mysterious case of The Land Whale Murders.


Production History

December 2-18, 2010

Theater Three

New York, NY


directed by Tom Ridgely

with Richard Hollman, Carl Graham Howell, Nathaniel Kent, Amy Landon, Robert Michael McClure and Jennifer Joan Thompson

scene design by Jason Simms

costume design by Deanna Frieman

lighting design by Greg Goff

sound design by M. L. Dogg

fight director Rod Kinter

stage manager Marianne Broome


Awards and Nominations

New York Innovative Theatre Awards Finalist

    Outstanding Sound Design - M. L. Dogg