Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017
Audio Version and Original Stage Play by Anne Washburn
Directed and Freely Adapted by Saheem Ali
Produced by The Public Theater In a co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
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
In Fall 2020, 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.
Featuring Mia Barron , Brooke Bloom, Phillip James Brannon , Bill Camp, Rob Campbell, Raúl Esparza, Sue Jean Kim, Jenny Jules, Bruce McKenzie, Joe Morton, Jeremy Shamos, and Richard Topol.