SHIPWRECKED! An Entertainment
The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)
By Donald Margulies
June 30 – July 25, Wednesday – Sunday @ 7:00 PM
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world.
“Recreating the pleasures of nineteenth-century platform entertainment with a tart contemporary twist, Donald Margulies’ SHIPWRECKED offers a self-promoting fabulist a forum to inform and persuade, and it delights in both respects.” —Variety
Nat Turner in Jerusalem
By Nathan Alan Davis
August 11 – September 5, Wednesday – Sunday @ 7:00 PM
In August 1831, Nat Turner led a slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation. Turner’s startling account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and published by attorney Thomas R. Gray. This timely play imagines Turner’s final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Virginia, as he is revisited by Gray and they reckon with what has passed, and what the dawn will bring. Woven with vivid imagery and indelible lyricism, Nat Turner in Jerusalem examines the power of an individual’s resolute convictions and their seismic reverberations through time.
“The sparse, persuasive two-hander examines America’s racial history, but feels disturbingly close to the present day.” – The Village Voice
“The most interesting part of the creative exercise is not the activity inside Turner’s cell, but the breadth of its implications about our relationship with history as a whole— whether 200 years past or flooding your Twitter feeds as we speak.” – TheaterMania
WHAT for Kids!
The Tale of Ibis
By Jody O’Neil
July 5 – August 12 in the Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion
Based on the true story of a curious humpback whale calf found entangled in Provincetown Harbor in 1984. The Tale of Ibis is a story of friendship, the power of kindness, and how one act of generosity can reverberate throughout the world.
$2 of each ticket sold will go to the Center for Coastal Studies Entanglement Fund, which was established in response to the effort to free Ibis in 1984.