(three days in the belly)

written by Dan Moyer

FOUR STARS. A deft, thoughtful play. Winnemucca has all the trappings of a great whale tale.
— TimeOut NY
Enormously compelling.... Very Highly Recommended
— Matthew Everett, TC Daily Planet
The dialogue is by turns witty, poetic, and profane; the set is simple but evocative; the acting is uniformly excellent.
— Phillip Low, TC Daily Planet

Jonah wakes up bruised, bloody and trapped in a seedy motel room on the outskirts of Winnemucca, Nevada. Big Chet's extreme motivational tactics and a powerful encounter with a dancer named Suede Lucy compel Jonah to complete a task he cannot fathom. This darkly funny re-imagining asks, "How do three days in the belly make a man a prophet?"


Production History

July 2009

San Jose Stage Company, CA


August 2009

MN Fringe Festival

 Minneapolis Theatre Garage, MN


August 2009


Lafayette Street Theatre, NY


directed and designed by Wren Graves

with Will Brill, Grayson DeJesus and Jenni Putney