Professional actors. Professional productions.




Directed by Sam Osheroff

September 25 - October 18, 2015

The truth is irrelevant if the lies are excellent!

As told by our audacious autobiographer Louis de Rougemont, this tale of tropical monsoons, giant squids, and desert island survival thrilled both children and adults in Victorian England.  Is our hero an inspirational genius, or a mere con man?

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"Equally effective as rousing adventure tale for youngsters and challenging comedy for adults." -Bloomberg News


Shipwrecked! Dates & Times

Friday Sept. 25, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 26, 7:30pm
Sunday, Sept. 27, 3:00pm - post-show talkback

Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:30pm
Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct. 4, 3:00pm

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:30pm
Friday, Oct. 9, 7:30pm - post-show talkback
Saturday, Oct. 10, 3pm & & 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct. 11, 3:00pm

Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:30pm
Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 17, 3pm & & 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct. 18, 3:00pm

TICKETS on sale now!
By phone at 319-338-7672, in person one hour before each show, or ONLINE (if you are using a discount, please call the Box Office).


Riverdog Season passes - Only $125.


Single Tickets
Adults: $30 (Over 60/under 30, $28)
Youth (18 and under): $18 (Fri-Sun)
Thursday Student Special:  $12 (College students, please bring ID)
Riverdogs:  This show is can be part of your Flex Pass (choose 5 of 6 season shows)
Student rush: $18 (any unsold tickets 10 mins before the show)
Groups (10+): call 319-338-7672 about your discount.
Veterans, military, personnel & immed family: $24 (Blue Star discount)


Check out our 35th season here!

Watch for your season brochure in the mail this August!

Want to join our brochure mailing list?  Email [email protected] with your name and mailing address.

Riverside Theatre is located at 213 N. Gilbert Street, Iowa City


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