Sailing Towards My Father is a one-man play about Herman Melville (1819-1891), the American author best known for his whaling epic Moby-Dick. Written and directed by Carl A. Rossi and performed by Stephen Collins.
The play chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relations with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. After 20+ years in a sales career, he is back to doing what he truly loves--performing and teaching. He also works as a professionally licensed tour guide doing narrated historical tours of Boston. He is well known for his Walt Whitman performances that have taken him all over the country.
Free and open to all
Made possible by the Friends of Barrington Public Library