Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougement (as told by himself) opens at Pendragon Theatre on August 15th.

 The family friendly entertainment tells the tale of the real life Louis de Rougemont and his incredible 30 years adventure in the Australian outback after being lost at sea.

Pulitzer Prize playwright, Donald Marguiles creates a colorful, fanciful canvas that the New York Times labeled “a theatrical pop-up book.” When asked if he had a particular “aesthetic” in mind, he replied: “It gets everyone to play again. People who maybe have lost that sense of play and have forgotten how enjoyable it could be to just imagine things. That was my objective.”

 Bob Pettee plays Louis de Rougement, the Victorian adventurer and yarn spinner. Mackenzie Barmen and Tyler Nye play multiple characters including children, society gossips, aborigines, scientists and Bruno, the dog.

 Karen Kirkham, Pendragon’s incoming Executive and Artistic Director, directs the highly imaginative production. She continues her long time collaboration with award winning Set Designer, Tijana Bjelajac. Alexis Foster, Costume Designer at SUNY Potsdam, outfits all of the characters. Current Technical Director and succeeding Managing Director, David Zwierankin is the Lighting Designer.

 Shipwrecked! plays August 15,16,18, 21, 24, 25,30, 31 and Sept 1 at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 19 is a 2 p.m. matinee. It joins Pinocchio, The Last Five Years and So In Love: Cole Porter Cabaret, already in repertory.

 Pendragon’s new ticketing system allows patrons see available seats and to purchase tickets on line by visiting the website:

For phone reservations, contact the theatre at 518-891-1854, or via e-mail:

 Pendragon, theAdirondack’s only year-round professional theatre receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This summer’s generous corporate supporters are Guide Boat Realty and Janney, Montgomery Scott, LLC.

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