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Tall Tales Take the Fore in Splinter Group's 'Shipwrecked!'

When the Marian Center for Non-Profits in St. Francis announced its closure last month, the three year old theatre company Splinter Group was one the organizations that will lose its home.

But that didn’t stop founders and directors Jim Farrell and Niffer Clarke from forging ahead with their final show – a rollicking boys’ own adventure story about a real 19th century person, Louis de Rougemont, portrayed in this production by T. Stacy Hicks.

Written by award winning American playwright Donald Margulies, Shipwrecked! is told by Rougemont, and a few other players, and the audience is swept along on his many adventures.

"That play, that sense of exploration and discovery and creativity that we all kind of move away from as we get older…it very much invites the audience to go back and remember that time when we could all create a story and live it without the need of production value," says Stacy Hicks.

Shipwrecked! runs this weekend and March 10th through the 13th at Splinter Group’s soon to be closed space at the Marian Center for Non-Profits in St. Francis.

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.