Brendan Frasier certainly deserves his Academy Award. He plays the pivotal role of a gay – but nonetheless father, of a troubled teen daughter .- Although to many of us the central role of the whale-like professor is unsightly- he offers very insightful teaching over zoom . The main current of the play – yes,it started out as a play – is a troubled relationship with his daughter and some insightful parallels to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. I guess some people would find this depressing – but the insights make it less so. And Brendan Frasier adds a tone of sensitivity to a somewhat unsympathetic role.