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Shipwrecked! An Entertainment—The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)

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Full Length, Adventure
2 men, 1 woman (doubling)
Total Cast: 3, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2341-2

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MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: The sound design and original music composed by John Gromada for this play is available through the Play Service. The cost is $20.00 and the music will be distributed digitally. To include this music in your production, you must complete the Optional Production Materials Rights Application. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $25.00 per performance.
THE STORY: The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world.
“Recreating the pleasures of nineteenth-century platform entertainment with a tart contemporary twist, Donald Margulies’ SHIPWRECKED offers a self-promoting fabulist a forum to inform and persuade, and it delights in both respects.” —Variety. “The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Donald Margulies scampers to the defense of good old-fashioned yarn spinning with SHIPWRECKED. The breathless story of a Victorian gentleman [and] seafaring wanderer springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book. The audience is left to judge whether he is an inspirational figure touched by imaginative genius or a mere con man. We can also consider the possibility that the hero of this true story based on an untrue story is a little of each.” —NY Times. “Margulies gives a sympathetic nod to the audacious autobiographer’s creative overreach in SHIPWRECKED, a deft literate narrative folded into a vaudevillian romp with radio theater overtones. Colorful [and] compassionate speculations on the real-life deficiencies and pain that may have been at the root of Louis’ need for self-aggrandizement.” —LA Times.