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Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017

Oct 16, 2020

New York Premiere Audio Play
Audio Version and Original Stage Play by Anne Washburn
Directed and Freely Adapted by Saheem Ali

Original Music Composed and Performed by The Bengsons
Sound Designer Palmer Hefferan
Audio Engineering by UltraViolet Audio; Matt Boynton Owner and Chief Engineer; Lead Audio Engineer Ania Grzesik
Assistant Audio Engineer Beth Lake

Producted by The Public Theater in a co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

This fall, as the election draws near, tune in to a searing and searching new audio drama from acclaimed playwright Anne Washburn about America’s present-day divisions, seen through the eyes of the very recent past. SHIPWRECK centers on a group of liberal friends gathered at an upstate farmhouse on a day of crystalline beauty. While the weather outside grows increasingly apocalyptic and the conversation within grows precariously honest, the group discovers that in turbulent times, every dinner invitation comes at a cost. Slated to be a stage production in The Public’s 2020 season, SHIPWRECK has been re-worked specifically for an audience listening from home or headphones. Saheem Ali directs this harrowing and hilarious masterpiece about race, religion, family and the nightmarish fallout of the American experiment.