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by Donald Margulies

Directed by Martha Brooks


   Sunday, June 12 @7pm

and Monday, June 13 @7pm

Performance dates:
September 16- October 1, 2022
(Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM)

Acme Theater is excited to announce open auditions for the play Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, written by Donald Margulies, directed by Martha Brooks on Sunday, June 12 and Monday, June 13 @ 7pm.

The Story

Inspired by the true story of the unlikely hero who spellbound the world with his incredible tale of survival, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment is a fun-filled production with a wealth of fantastic characters. The comedy is narrated by bombastic adventurer Louis de Rougemont, who reenacts his amazing tales for the audience- attacks by a giant octopus, stories of his faithful canine companion, a run-in with a curmudgeonly sea captain and escapades among islands natives—as they come to life onstage through the magic of the theater. Lauded as “a ripping good yarn” by Variety, this show is an adventure tale with a twist that appeals to all ages.

Audition Info

Auditions will be held at Acme Theater (61 Summer Street, Maynard, MA). 


Sunday, June 12 @ 7pm

Monday June 13 @ 7pm


Auditions are open format. We encourage auditioners to be familiar with the play prior to auditions. Please come prepared with a <100 word monologue showing your ability to play multiple characters. Once people have read their monologues, the Director will have small groups perform sides from the play which will include some physical movement. Please dress comfortably, and be prepared to stay for your entire audition night.

Contact director Martha Brooks at with any questions.


Rehearsals will start in late July and work around the cast’s schedules and conflicts.

*Please note: Acme Theater requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination for all auditioners. Please come prepared with your Covid-19 vaccination card. A copy of our current Covid-19 safety policy is available on our website.*

Performance Dates


September 16 – October 1, 2022

Friday and Saturday @ 8pm curtain

Sunday matinees @ 3pm curtain


Downtown walk day is Saturday, September 10.

Tech day is Sunday, September 11.


You must be available for all of these dates to be considered for casting.


Character Descriptions

LOUIS DE ROUGEMONT - mature male, a charismatic adventurer and storyteller


UP TO 5 ADDITIONAL ACTORS – ages 18-80 to tell the story through multiple roles, from a dog, a sea serpent, and a ship's captain to the Queen of England and Pacific Island natives. We are seeking actors who are creative and versatile as well as talented in physical theatre/movement and improvisation. This show describes a wide world of adventures and the casting is intended to reflect the diversity of people on our planet. In addition, we are specifically seeking a female-presenting person of color to play multiple roles including Louis’ Pacific Islander wife.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Acme Theater holds open auditions. For information on our casting policy, please see "View Our Casting Policy" below.

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