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TWU Drama presents 'Shipwrecked!' Feb. 19-23, 2014


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University drama program will present Donald Margulies’ Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) Feb. 19-23.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19; 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20; 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets or for more information, visit or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

In an effort to provide all members of the community with an opportunity to attend a theatrical performance, TWU Drama now offers a “pay what you can” option at the 2 p.m. Saturday performance. This option does not apply to tickets purchased online. Tickets must be purchased at the box office prior to the scheduled performance and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, Shipwrecked! is based on the real-life autobiography of Louis de Rougemont. Sick and bedridden as a child, Louis fills his days by imagining all the adventures happening outside of his door. At the age of 16, Louis decides to seek his fortune and make his fantasies a reality. He relays exotic stories of bravery and survival, but something seems fishy about his adventurous voyages. Although his stories are captivating, reality and fantasy quickly begin to blur.

Dr. Patrick Bynane, drama program director, will direct the production. TWU master of arts candidate Shane Strawbridge, for whom this production serves as partial thesis fulfillment, portrays Louis. Other cast members are undergraduate students Natalie Beech and Kolby Campbell. TWU staff and students share design responsibilities, with technical director Michael Stevens providing the set and lighting design and assistant professor Rhonda Gorman designing the costumes. Freshman Riley Payne and sophomore Chelsea Reeves will design the properties and sound, respectively. Undergraduate student Violet Goforth is the stage manager, with Selena Flores as the assistant stage manager.

Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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