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ArtsWest
near the corner of Alaska 4711 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
206-938-0963
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 2 members
Review from cbcolson
23 events 14 reviews

The acting and staging was wonderful; kudos to the main actor who played Louis - he was very good!

reviewed Apr 27 2011 report as inappropriate
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Watch a Youtube clip from a production of Shipwrecked! at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

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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.”

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