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    Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)

    Presented by at The Lyric Stage Company

    November 27 - December 20, 2009


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    Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)

    At sixteen, Louis de Rougemont leaves his sickbed and London home,vowing to see the world. As he climbs aboard a ship of pearl divers, a typhoon hits, leaving him stranded on an island. Thirty years later, hailed as a hero, he returns to Victorian London with a tale so amazing it’s hard to believe it is true. Filled with theatrical magic and “good old-fashioned yarn spinning,” (The New York Times) audiences young and old will enjoy this magical story of exotic lands, extraordinary creatures, and incredible adventures.

    “Magical theatrical sleight of hand.” –The New York Times

    By Donald Margulies, Boston Premiere


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    • Event Name: Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)
      Article: An Emotional Journey, Real or Imaginary
      The Boston Globe - Dec 07, 2009
      By Don Aucoin

      "James Frey told us roughly the same thing. So did the parents of Balloon Boy. We’re conditioned nowadays to cock an eyebrow at stories that seem...
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      "James Frey told us roughly the same thing. So did the parents of Balloon Boy. We’re conditioned nowadays to cock an eyebrow at stories that seem too good (or too bad) to be true, because we live in an age of self-promotion and embellishment and outright fabrication, of faked memoirs and reality TV wannabes who pose as invited guests to crash White House parties, then gleefully post photos of their stunt on Facebook.

      But even a skeptical 21st-century audience may be inclined to go along for the ride with Louis de Rougemont, the eager-to-entertain protagonist of Donald Margulies’s “Shipwrecked!,’’ now receiving its Boston premiere at Lyric Stage under the direction of Scott LaFeber. When Louis’s story starts to fall apart, it seems less like a richly deserved comeuppance than a personal tragedy - and that, rather than in the enactment of his adventures, is when “Shipwrecked!’’ is at its most compelling."

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    • Event Name: Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)
      Article: Lyric Stage spins entertaining yarn with ‘Shipwrecked!’
      Boston Herald - Dec 07, 2009
      By Jenna Scherer

      "Meet the original James Frey. Only instead of claiming to have cowboyed it through detox (as Frey did in “A Million Little Pieces”), Louis de...
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      "Meet the original James Frey. Only instead of claiming to have cowboyed it through detox (as Frey did in “A Million Little Pieces”), Louis de Rougemont claimed he rode on the backs of wild sea turtles.

      Public deception was so much more fun in the 19th century."

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