Pendragon column

— “Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougement (as told by himself),” opens at Pendragon Theatre on Aug. 15.

The family friendly entertainment tells the tale of the real life Louis de Rougemont and his incredible 30 years adventure in the Australian outback after being lost at sea.

Bob Pettee plays Louis de Rougement, the Victorian adventurer and yarn spinner. Mackenzie Barmen and Tyler Nye play multiple characters including children, society gossips, aborigines, scientists and Bruno, the dog.

Karen Kirkham, Pendragon’s incoming Executive and Artistic Director, directs the highly imaginative production. She continues her long time collaboration with award winning Set Designer, Tijana Bjelajac. Alexis Foster, Costume Designer at SUNY Potsdam, outfits all of the characters. Current Technical Director and succeeding Managing Director, David Zwierankin is the Lighting Designer.

“Shipwrecked!” plays Aug. 15,16,18, 21, 24, 25,30, 31 and Sept 1 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 19 for a 2 p.m. matinee.

Pendragon’s new ticketing system allows patrons see available seats and to purchase tickets on line by visiting the website: pendragontheatre.org. For phone reservations, contact the theatre at 891-1854, or via e-mail: pdragon@northnet.org.

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