Denison University Theatre presents "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment"
Date of Event: February 19, 2010
Posted: February 5, 2010 / Last Updated: February 13, 2010
The Denison University Department of Theatre will present “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)” by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 23-27, in Ace Morgan Theatre (211 West College St.) on the Denison campus.
Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Mark Seamon, the play springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book as de Rougemont recounts his fantastic tale of being shipwrecked, living for decades with Aborigines, and even learning to ride sea turtles. This real-life Victorian gentleman, played by Skyler Jordan (Gahanna, Ohio), gained notoriety at the turn of the last century for his lectures, only to find that stardom was a fleeting thing, as his audiences became increasingly skeptical.
A huge company of characters (a dog, an Aborigine princess, an octopus expert, and Queen Victoria, to name just a few), join de Rougemont in re-enacting his wild wanderings and his troubled homecoming. They are played by Katherine Damisch (Northbrook, Ill.), Samantha Driver (Troy, Ohio), Elisabeth Giffin (Indianapolis), Jamie Merz (Jefferson, Mass.), Breanna Rankin (Boise, Idaho), Emily Schuman (New York City), and Eric Stachura (Perrysburg, Ohio). Allison Brogan (Lexington, Ohio) is the assistant director, Melissa Huber (Brookfield, Ohio) is the stage manager, Mariann Bostic (Norwood, Ohio) and Taylor Plas (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) and are assistant stage managers.
Associate Professors of Theatre Peter Pauzé and Cynthia Turnbull are the scenic and costume designers, respectively; and technical director Andrew Johns is the lighting designer. Jennifer Stoessner, member of the Denison class of 2000, is a Vail Artist-in-Residence as puppet designer for the production.
Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens and $4 for non-Denison students. To reserve seats and confirm information, contact 740-587-6527.
CALENDER LISTING: Denison University Theatre, Granville — “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment” by Donald Margulies at 8 p.m. on Feb. 19-20 and 23-27, in Denison University’s Ace Morgan Theater (211 West College St.). Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens and $4 for non-Denison students. To reserve seats, call 740-587-6527. For more information visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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