Friday, December 30, 2011

Tucson: The Rogue Theatre prsents Shipwrecked! An Entertainment!


From: The Rogue Theatre []
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2011 5:31 AM
Subject: Get SHIPWRECKED at The Rogue Theatre


The Rogue Theatre

300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ - 520-551-2053 - 



Shipwrecked! An Entertainment! is turning out to be quite a journey.  Not only is it an extraordinary endeavor for us as artists, but the intriguing and colorful life of Louis De Rougemont is sparking our imaginations and creativity daily, both on and offstage.  We invite you to join us for this show, ready to explore, play and enjoy this tale of adventure, misadventure and fun!




The Rogue Theatre



Donald Margulies'

An Entertainment:

The Amazing Adventures of
Louis De Rougemont

(As Told by Himself)


Directed by
Cynthia Meier 


January 5 - 22, 2012


A fanciful journey, told with startling theatricality, that begins with a young boy determined to see the world. See it he does--from England to the South Seas and back over a thirty year span, all the while accompanied by his faithful dog. When he tells his story in print, he becomes the toast of London and the living example of how to survive by one's own ingenuity...or does he?  Shipwrecked! is an adventure for all ages.

  • Shipwrecked! previews on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets for the preview performance are $23. Tickets for children and students with ID are $15.  
  • Opening Night is on Friday, January 6, 2012.
  • Regular performances of Shipwrecked! continue on Saturday, January 7 through Sunday, January 22, 2012.
  • Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M.
  • A musical pre-show will begin fifteen minutes prior to every performance.
  • Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at or by calling 520-551-2053. Tickets for children and students with ID are $15.  
  • Thursdays, January 12 and January 19 are "Half-Price Nights;" tickets for these shows are $15.
  • Reservations are encouraged for all performances.
  • Free parking is available in our lot off Herbert Avenue (the alley just east of the theatre).

For more information about Shipwrecked!, click here


Cynthia Meier (Director) is the Managing and Associate Artistic Director for The Rogue Theatre for which she has adapted and directed James Joyce's The Dead, directed New-Found-Land, Old Times, The Tempest, Nāga Mandala, The Four of Us, Othello, Animal Farm, Orlando, Happy Days, The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Fever and The Cherry Orchard, and performed in many of the productions including The Goat, for which she received the Arizona Daily Star's 2008 Mac Award for Best Actress. Cynthia has also performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Arizona Repertory Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Arizona Theatre Company), Blithe Spirit and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Michigan Repertory Theatre), Romeo & Juliet and Chicago Milagro (Borderlands Theatre), A Namib Spring (1999 National Play Award winner), and Smirnova's Birthday, The Midnight Caller, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Tucson Art Theatre). Cynthia holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of Arizona.  


The cast of Shipwrecked! includes:

  • Patty Gallagher (Player 1) is Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at University of California Santa Cruz where she teaches movement, mask, Balinese dance, and clown traditions. With The Rogue, she has performed The Rogue productions of The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Cherry Orchard, Happy Days (most recently for The Rogue's tour to Bangalore, India), Red Noses, Orlando, Act without Words, Othello, Naga Mandala, The Tempest and The Decameron. She has worked with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater and The New Pickle Circus, among many others. She has performed, choreographed and directed workshops in Asia, South America, Europe, and the U.S. In 2006 she was Fulbright Scholar in Quito, Ecuador. She is Director in Residence for the Clown Conservatory, San Francisco Circus Center.  
  • Joseph McGrath (Player 2) is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and is the Artistic Director for The Rogue Theatre for which he has performed in many of its plays, including Major Barbara, New-Found-Land, Old Times, The Tempest and Ghosts.  In 2009, Joe won the Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Tobias in A Delicate Balance. Joe also authored and directed Immortal Longings for The Rogue and has directed The Balcony, Endymion, The Maids (winner of the Arizona Daily Star 2007 Mac Award for Best Play), Red Noses, Our Town, The Decameron, The Real Inspector Hound and As I Lay Dying.  He has also performed with, among others, John Houseman's The Acting Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Opera, Tucson Art Theatre, Arizona OnStage Productions, Ballet Tucson and Utah Shakespearean Festival.
  • David Morden (Louis de Rougemont) has appeared with The Rogue Theatre in The Decameron, The Tempest, Othello, Our Town, Animal Farm, Orlando, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Red Noses, The Cherry Orchard, the preshow to The Maids and Endymion. He has acted locally with Arizona Opera, Arizona Onstage Productions, Actors Theatre of Phoenix and Green Thursday Theatre Project, of which he was a co-founder. David has also directed The Rogue's productions of Major Barbara, Ghosts, A Delicate Balance, The Goat (2008 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award), Six Characters in Search of an Author and Krapp's Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words.
  • Dawn C. Sellers (Music Director) performed in The Rogue's production of Our Town, was Assistant Director for Naga Mandala, Assistant Director and pianist for Ghosts, and Music Director for Major Barbara, The Tempest and Old Times. Dawn was a pianist, composer and educator prior to receiving an MFA in dramatic writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She has composed music for Off-Broadway and is published by Hal Leonard, Alfred and Kjos Music Publishers. In Tucson, her plays have been produced by This Side Up Productions, Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, Live Theatre Workshop, and Live Theatre Workshop's Etcetera series, as well as The Arizona Women's Theatre. She is also listed on, which features emerging women playwrights.
  • Angela Dawnielle Horchem (Musician) appeared at The Rogue Theatre in As I Lay Dying and The Decameron. After earning her MA in theatre from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Angela went on to study physical theatre at Dell'Arte International and performance in Bali, Indonesia. In Tucson, she co-founded Clown, R.N., a clown therapy program working with local hospitals and clinics. Other credits include Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, UNO, and guest-artist roles with companies across the country, including WONDERHEADS, National Headquarters, The Witching Hour, and Dell'Arte International. 
  • Matt Walley (Musician) has performed with The Rogue Theatre as Cash Bundren in As I Lay Dying and Bill Walker in Major Barbara. He graduated from Dell'Arte International in 2009 with an MFA in Physical Ensemble Theatre. Since then he has performed with The Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros and their Wild West Stunt Shows, as well as with Stories that Soar! Matt has been seen at Live Theatre Workshop here in Tucson and has acted in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. He is teaching acting this year at The University of Arizona.  

For complete information about 2011-2012 season, click here.


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