The novella made Hemingways career, earning him a Pulitzer Prize and later the Nobel Prize in Literature. Despite the skeletal plot, its regarded by its many analysts as a biblical allegory or a Moby Dick-like statement of Hemingways philosophy of manhood. Clive Cloverton, who was brought in to save Caldwell from a depressed economy last year, is just the daring director needed to turn the stage into open ocean.
The Old Man and the Sea opens at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Caldwell Theatre (7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton). Tickets cost $34 to $55, or $10 for students. It runs until March 28. Call 561-241-7432, or visit caldwelltheatre.com.
Sun., Feb. 21, 2 p.m., 2010