Seattle Premiere of Shipwrecked!: Adventure Tale by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Donald Margulies
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The last date listed for Shipwrecked! An Entertainment was Wednesday May 11, 2011 / 10:00am.
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Watch a Youtube clip from a production of Shipwrecked! at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Shipwrecked!__ is based on the tales of Louis de Rougemont, a hoaxer who spellbound 19th-century readers with his adventures as a castaway in the South Pacific—until it was revealed that his accounts of buried treasure, a giant killer octopus and cannibals were likely, in fact, fictional. In the book’s afterword, Margulies wrote that with **Shipwrecked!** __he wanted to create “a play that would make no attempt to replicate onstage what television and movies do but would instead celebrate the uniqueness of theater.”
Margulies strips away the trappings of spectacle—using minimal scenery, three players and the simple sound effects they create—to, as Margulies said, “get back to what theater does best: enlighten, amuse, transport, make you forget, or force you to remember.”