Photo Flash: First Look at Company of Fools' SHIPWRECKED!
This December Company of Fools (COF) invites you to set sail with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! As part of the Center's multi-disciplinary project Wish You Were Here!, COF will present 15 public performances of this family-friendly adventure tale (recommended for children ages 7 and up). Performances run now through December 29. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
Shipwrecked! is the story of Louis de Rougemont, a real-life Victorian gentleman whose colorful past as a seafaring wanderer springs to life on the stage, taking the audience on an far-flung adventure. Four actors portray over 30 different characters in this wildly theatrical production. Set Designer Joe Lavigne has created a set that resembles a Victorian pop-up book, complete with beautiful illustrations by local artist Keith Joe Dick. Adding to the magic, Costume Designer and Boise State University professor Darrin Pufall has created whimsical costumes that capture de Rougemont's outlandish adventures.
The cast, under the direction of Core Company Artist John Glenn, features Company actors Andrew Alburger and Jana Arnold as well as guest actors Suzanne Gray (making her COF debut) and Adrian Rieder (who appeared in this past summer's production of Other Desert Cities). Rounding out the creative team for Shipwrecked! are TEd Macklin (Sound Designer), Ann Price (Dialect Coach), R.L. Rowsey (Original Music) and K.O. Ogilvie (Stage Manager).
In addition to 15 public performances, COF will also offer five student matinees for elementary school student groups (grades 3 and up) from across the Wood River Valley. Approximately 1,200 students will attend these special performances. Company of Fools began offering students matinees in 1999. Over the years, the response to these matinees has been overwhelmingly positive. To date, the program has enabled more than 14,000 students to experience to the magic of Live Theatre.
Grab your satchel, your lifejacket and your imagination and reserve your Shipwrecked! tickets today. Tickets are $35 for full price, $25 for seniors and Sun Valley Center for the Arts members and $10 for students (18 and under). Additional ticket options include the Pay-What-You-Feel preview (Wednesday, December 11), 10 for $10 and Educator Night (Wednesday, December 18) and a special group rate (groups of six or more receive $25 tickets-a $10 savings if you are not a member of The Center). Tickets may be purchased online at companyoffools.org, by phone at 208-578-9122 or at the Liberty Theatre box office starting one hour prior to curtain. Company of Fools box office is located at the Liberty Theatre, 110 N. Main Street in Hailey, with hours from 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. All seats are reserved, except for our "Pay What you Feel" preview.
Photo Credit: Kirsten Shultz
Adrian Rieder, Andrew Alburger, Jana Arnold & Suzanne Gray
Suzanne Gray & Adrian Rieder