Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies crowd-pleasingly inventive saga, Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Myself) opens Oldcastle Theatre‘s 46th season Friday May 19th at 7:30 and runs through June 4th. Show times are Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 with matinees at 2pm on Sunday and Thursday. There is one Saturday matinee performance on May 20th at 2pm
Part story-telling, part biography, part fiction, and part truth, Shipwrecked! brings audiences the amazing story of bravery, survival, and celebrity that left 19th century England spellbound. Be prepared 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. The play examines how far we are willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. The New York Times wrote, “We can also consider the possibility that the hero of this story based on an untrue story is a little of each.”
De Rougemont is played by John Hadden, a founding member of Shakespeare and Company where he won a 2016 “Berkie” award for work with the Lenox, Massachusetts theatre. He is a former Artistic Director of the Hubbard Hall Theater Company and Associate Artist with We Players of San Francisco and Artistic Director/Founder of Counterpoint Theater in Boston. He has appeared in a wide range of Shakespearean roles in Hamlet, Richard II, and King Lear. He has been performing his one man play Confessions of a Masked Man based on his book and will perform it for Oldcastle audiences this season in addition to his performance in Shipwrecked.
David Joseph plays a variety of roles inShipwrecked! following his delightful portrayal of Charles Chaplin in last season’s The Consul, the Tramp & America’s Sweetheart in which he earned a Berkie nomiation for Best Actor. He has made many appearances with Shakespeare and Company including It’s A Wonderful Life, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and 39 Steps. he recently completed filming and is in post-production for the feature film Penny Land.
Carla Woods joins Oldcastle for the first time playing everything from a society lady to a sea captain inShipwrecked! She appeared in National Touring companies of All Shook Up and Sister Act, and has acted with the famed Guthrie Theatre, the Cleveland Playhouse and the Virginia Stage Company. She has acted and sung on HBO and headlined for Royal Caribbean Cruises and concerts at Birdland.
The play is directed by Oldcastle’s Producing Artistic Director, Eric Peterson. The set design is by Wm. John Aupperlee, costumes by Ursula McCarty, Lights by David V. Groupe, and sound by Cory Wheat.
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