Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself)

By Donald Margulies

Thompson Shelterhouse | May 18 - June 16, 2013

Hear the fantastic and amazing story of Louis de Rougemont, a would-be explorer who embarks from Victorian England on a daring expedition only to find himself marooned on a remote desert island. That's when the real adventure begins for Louis and his faithful dog Bruno: Typhoon! Killer octopus! Flying wombats! Cannibals! As Louis' breathless tale grows larger and larger, the boundary between truth and fiction blurs. Inspired by a true story, this charming, family-friendly frolic by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright celebrates the magic of theatre and imagination.

"Good old-fashioned yarn spinning." – The New York Times

Blake's Take: A marvelous adventure or a fantastical tall tale? This play reveals how the power of great storytelling can enchant us all — grandparents, parents and kids alike!

Advisory: Shipwrecked! is recommended for ages 8 and up. It's a lot of fun. It contains some mild Victorian-era language. The show runs approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission. Please contact the Box Office if you have questions or require additional information.



Production Sponsor

Sallie and Randolph Wadsworth

Additional Support

David and Judith Morgan

Season Sponsor

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An Interview with Brendon Fox

Shipwrecked! Program, Spring 2013

Shipwrecked! director Brendon Fox discusses the show's multi-generational appeal, "back-to-basics" storytelling style and what interests him most about the play.

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Fantastic Voyage

Prologue, Spring 2013

Louis de Rougemont gave unique meaning to the term “self-made man.”

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Preview Performances

May 18, 2013, at 8 p.m.; May 19, 2013, at 7 p.m.; May 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; May 22, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! All preview performance tickets are discounted and only $30 in Side B Section. Not valid with other discounts.

Opening Night

May 23, 2013, at 8 p.m.

Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Meet the Artists

May 26, 2013, at 2 p.m.; June 2, 2013, at 2 p.m.; June 5, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; June 13, 2013, at 8 p.m.

Join in stimulating discussions with cast and crew following the performances.

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

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