Dec 4, 2014
Dec 21, 2014

If Colorado had an Ocean…

Written by Mike Gorman & Directed by David Bennett

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Created by The Forty Hour Club

A poetic drama that explores the punk roots of a commercial fisherman and his yearning for an imaginary place. A rebellious rock and roll spirit and dreams of high-seas adventure combine to create theater’s “perfect storm” in the high energy finale of Mike’s trilogy “The Honor and Glory of Whaling”.


Matt Hurley

Melody Bates

Alan Barnes Netherton

Nick Lawson

J.Stephen Brantley

Jeff Pagliano

Caitlin Johnston

Shuhei Kinoshita


Written by Michael Gorman

Directed by David Bennett

Sound by Tim Schellenbaum

Set by Donald Eastman

Lighting by John Eckert

Music Composed by Rebecca Hart

Costumes by Angela Wendt

Stage Managed by Eloise Sherrid

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If Colorado Had an Ocean… is my favorite kind of theater, not just inviting us to spend time in a different time and place, but really immersing us in it, engaging all of our senses and leaving us with much to ponder and savor long after the show is over.”
– Martin Denton, NY Theater Now

“Mike Gorman is a wonderful, iconoclastic, fascinating playwright who has been working at La MaMa for more than two decades. I first got to know Mike when I saw his marvelously titled play ‘The Honor and Glory of Whaling’ which is actually about the high rates of drug addiction among fishermen in Mike’s native state of Maine.
– Martin Denton, Indie Theater Now

“Mike Gorman has written a beautiful, moving play about his brother … “Ultralight” uses the principles of fishing as a metaphor for one brother’s attempt to reel the other in from the dangerous waters of drug addiction. “
– Boston Phoenix

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