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Shipwrecked is a play written by award winning playwright Donald Margulies. It is a story about Louis De Rougemont, a character, who narrates the experience of his bizarre exploits. Louis De Rougemont tells about his adventures, directly addressing the audience members, with the help of two other actors. The play is a funny tale on the voyage of the seafaring, Victorian gentleman. Suitable for children, the play provides lightweight entertainment for the whole family. Get Shipwrecked tickets and enjoy the imaginative creation of Donald Margulies.
Donald Margulies is an American born playwright, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000. He is a professor of English and Theater Studies at Yale University. He has written numerous plays, some of his noticeable works include, "Sight Unseen" which came out in 1991, "Collected Stories" written in 1996 and "Brooklyn Boy" competed in 2004. "Sight Unseen" won the Obie Award for Best American play in 1992 and earned the Hull-Warriner Award. It was also selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize the same year, while "Collected Stories" was the finalist in 1997. Shipwrecked is another one of Margulies’s more famous works and shows his creative genius.
The play was written in 2007, and the entire title of the play was, "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)". It had many people confused about the origins of the play, thinking it to be based on a true story. Contrary to that, the play dwells on the relationship between storytelling and the truth behind the stories.
In the play, an aged Louis De Rougemont comes on stage to tell his own story. He is shown as a sickly child who spends most of his days bedridden. His adoring mother reads to him stories of adventure and exploits, such as "Robinson Crusoe" and "Arabian Nights". Attracted by the glamour of such expeditions, he has an enflamed imagination. Dreaming of going on a similar voyage, the sixteen year old Louis decides to take off on a ship bound for a pearl expedition, leaving his mother behind. As luck would have it, the ship carrying Louis is faced by a violent storm. The ship capsizes, leaving everyone on the ship dead, except for Louis and the ship’s dog, Bruno.
They both was ashore and have fantastic adventures which include giant sea turtles and a man eating octopus, not to mention flying wombats. When Louis is finally rescued, he return to England after a considerable time and write of his amazing tales. However, his tales begin to get questioned, threatening his celebrity status. The plot unravels to tell the conclusion of the engrossing tale; will Louis De Rougemont’s reputation be tarnished forever, or will the people believe them to be actual happenings through which he survived?
The play pulls at the sensitive chords of what we are actually willing to believe. The play translates into today’s world and forces us to think over the reality of what seemingly only exists in Television or internet documentation. It presents an enigma, deciding what to believe; the documented reality, or things which we may have given up in our insistence on this so called ‘reality’.
The play relies on elaborate costumes and the props to take the audience on an engrossing tale. The audience fill the gaps with their own imagination. Sound and visual cues are used to replicate the effects of a stormy sea and other scenarios. The impeccable technical coordination makes it more believable. The kid friendly play has a duration of roughly ninety minutes and provides a perfect excuse for a family outing. Don’t miss the chance to watch the imaginative play, which takes the audience out to the high seas and back to the comfort of London. Buy Shipwrecked tickets right away and enjoy the play.