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"Shipwrecked! An Entertainment" by Donald Margulies

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?

"Uproarious...thought-provoking...rollicking" -Hoopla Review

Meet the cast   Read more:  The Gazette  Press Citizen

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

Directed by Sam Osheroff

Shipwrecked! Dates & Times
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, 3:00pm  & 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct. 11, 3:00pm

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

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 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)

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

Box Office hours: Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm & 1 hour before shows

(l to r) Katherine Slaven, Paul Riopelle, Joe Osheroff; photo by Bob Goodfellow

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Shipwrecked is "Hilariously amazing....sheer joy throughout"

"The inaugural show of Riverside Theatre’s current season starts things off with warmth and wonder, in a production of Donald Margulies’ delightful 2007 play SHIPWRECKED!" - Little Village Magazine Read the Full Review

VIDEO: The Many Characters of SHIPWRECKED!

SHIPWRECKED! tells the adventure tale of the infamous Louis de Rougemont (played by Paul Riopelle), but to do that, two actors, Katherine Slaven & Joe Osheroff, must play dozens of different characters to tell the story!  Here's how they do it: ...

"Uproarious...thought provoking...rollicking" -Hoopla

"Riverside's production of Donald Margulies' "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)" is uproarious and thought-provoking, a rollicking late 19th century adventure story featuring moral ...

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