Tag: Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)
When PlayMakers Repertory Company chose Donald Margulies’ dazzling but technically daunting 2009 Off-Broadway show, “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself), as its final Fall 2010 main-stage production, the PRC cast and creative team had magic to do — considerable magic — to bring this picaresque tale of would-be adventurer Louis de Rougemont (nee Henri Louis Grin, 1847-1921) to full, glorious life.
PRC guest director Tom Quaintance explains, “Donald Margulies wrote a play that is a celebration of theatricality. I have long felt that if something could be done as well on television or film, then I wasn’t interested in directing it on stage — ‘Shipwrecked! An Entertainment’ is a play that revels in that aesthetic, and I love it.”