|Robert Berry, Julie Linnard (image: Kimberley Mead)|
by Donald Margulies
directed by Ryan Crowder
featuring Robert Berry, Nathan Jerkins and Julie Linnard
March 28 - April 14, 2013
At the Round Rock Amphitheater (301 W. Bagdad Ave, Round Rock TX 78664) (click for map)
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Free admission, donations appreciated
More information available at www.penfoldtheatre.org
Gather around! The intrepid Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left the nineteenth-century world spellbound.
Written by the Pulitzer-winning playwright Donald Margulies and based on actual events, Shipwrecked! takes audience members of all ages on a high seas adventure populated by exotic islanders, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. Louis’ hair-raising tale – told by three actors and an explorer-sized helping of theatrical magic – challenges us to wonder how far we are willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world.
Shipwrecked! is the third production in the “Penfold in the Park” series, an annual offering of free, outdoor summer theatre, made possible by a partnership with the City of Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department. Previous productions included The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged (2010) and Servant of Two Masters (2011).
Last summer the series was put on pause while the city renovated the amphitheater and surrounding area into the beautiful new Centennial Plaza. The plaza officially opened April 27th of this year in conjunction with the City’s Centennial Celebration, which commemorated the 100th anniversary of Round Rock’s founding.
Each performance will feature a different special guest who will kick off the evening with a 7:30pm pre-show. Guest artists from past years include the Round Rock Symphony, Ballet Folklorico, Central Texas All-Star Drum Line and many others. Audiences are welcome to arrive early with their own food and drink, or to purchase it from the concessions tent. A list of pre-show artists and food offerings will be posted online later in May.
No reservations are required. Donations are appreciated. Penfold Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Shipwrecked! concludes Penfold’s fifth anniversary season.
ABOUT PENFOLD THEATRE COMPANY Penfold Theatre Company cultivates a love for live theatre in northern Travis and Williamson Counties by offering first-class, professional theatre performances and education programs. 2012-13 is the company’s fifth anniversary season and features a variety of work, from old favorites to regional premieres: Moonlight and Magnolias (October 2012), It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio show (December 2012), A Minister’s Wife (March 2013) and Shipwrecked! (June 2013).
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