If Colorado had an Ocean…

December 04 - December 21, 2014



Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm / Sundays at 2:00pm

Written by Mike Gorman & Directed by David Bennett

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".
  • photo by Vanessa Schonwald


"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



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