Primary Stages's 'SHIPWRECKED!' Ends Limited Run 3/7

The Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) production of Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) by Donald Margulies, a story-telling adventure suitable for all ages from the author of Sight Unseen, Collected Stories and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner with Friends, in its New York Premiere, ends its limited engagement Saturday, March 7, 2009.

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) began performances January 27, 2009 and at closing will have given 12 preview and 27 regular performances at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Opening night was February 8, 2009.

Lisa Peterson (The Model Apartment) returns to Primary Stages to direct the three-member cast that features Jeremy Bobb (Is He Dead?) as Player 2, Michael Countryman (Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams) as Louis de Rougemont, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Well) as Player 1.

A tale of adventure that left England spellbound in the 19th century is the center of attention in Donald Margulies' play Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself). Louis de Rougemont, a would-be explorer, invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity. Dare to be whisked away in a story of exotic islanders, rustic vessels and the high seas. Shipwrecked! An Entertainment examines how far we're willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world.

The creative team includes Neil Patel (Set), Michael Krass (Costumes), Stephen Strawbridge (Lights), and John Gromada (Original Music and Sound). The Production Stage Manager is Matthew Melchiorre.

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) plays the following performance schedule: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Single tickets are priced at $60 each with a specially priced $20 ticket available to patrons 35 and under. For these economically challenging times, Primary Stages offers family priced tickets at $35 for Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday Matinees (Code: KIDM), and $25 for Friday & Saturday nights (Code: KIDE). Tickets may be purchased by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, online at www.ticketcentral.com, or in person at the 59E59 THEATERS Box Office. Group Tickets (10+) are $45.00 each, and are available by calling (212) 840-9705, ext. 204. Please visit the website at www.primarystages.org, or call (212) 840-9705 for more information.

Primary Stages concludes the 2008-2009 season with the world premiere of the comedy Chasing Manet by Tina Howe (March 24, 2009 - May 2, 2009), featuring Tony Award-Winner Jane Alexander and Lynn Cohen under the direction of Michael Wilson (Dividing The Estate).

A special 2-play subscription package priced at $86 (plus $8 handling fee) is available by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or online at www.ticketcentral.com. For additional information about Primary Stages, please visit the website at www.primarystages.org.

Primary Stages opened the first half of the 2008-2009 with the New York premieres of Buffalo Gal by A.R. Gurney, A Body of Water by Lee Blessing, and the special added production of Love Child by Daniel Jenkins and Robert Stanton. Primary Stages was recently represented on Broadway with Horton Foote's Dividing The Estate (produced by Lincoln Center Theater, by special arrangement with Primary Stages), which made its New York premiere last season.

Photo Credit: James Leynse

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