Shipwreck (Dual Audio/Stage Edition) - Anne Washburn

Shipwreck (Dual Audio/Stage Edition)

By Anne Washburn

  • Release Date: 2020-10-12
  • Genre: Theater


From across the room I saw the President, torchlight playing across his visage.
And the violins began, and the low rumble of the timpani.
I screamed. I ran.
An old farmhouse upstate. Snow is falling. Mountains are falling. Something is breaking apart.

You are formally invited to dinner with the 45th President of the United States.

Anne Washburn (The Twilight Zone, Mr Burns) returns with her sinister and sensational play, now updated in a special dual edition to coincide with its audio premiere on WNYC Public Radio, to be aired in October 2020 in partnership with New York Public Theater.

As part of a bold experiment to write a history play about the present, this edition includes both the stage and audio versions of the play, as well as extensive commentary from the writer herself about the significant changes made to it in reaction to the unprecedented crises and protest movements of 2020.