Laurie Anderson explores Hermann Melville's view of the meaning of life and the rationale of obsession as told in the story of Captain Ahab and his search for the great white whale in the doomed ship, the Pequod. Post show talk on 25 May in Barbican Theatre with Laurie Anderson and Roselee Goldberg, a New York University Professor whose book about Anderson will be published by Thames and Hudson to coincide with these performances (talk free to ticket holders).Author Laurie Anderson. Design Christopher Kondek (visual). Design James Schuette. Costume Susan Hilferty. Design Ben Rubin (video). Sound Miles Green. Lighting Michael Chbowski. Design Bob Bielecki (electronic). Director Anne Bogart.