Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017


A group of well-meaning liberals gather at a farmhouse in upstate NY for a relaxing weekend. A son adopted from Kenya struggles to feel connected to his new family and country. And the 45th US President sends a history-altering dinner invitation.

There is plenty of blame to spare as snow piles high, mountains crumble, and the wounds of the 2016 election break open. The mythology of America is re-written in real time as we are forced to grapple with the legend of a frightening New York man made from gold. Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns: a post-electric play) returns to Woolly with a sinister and sensational new play.

Presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
165 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$30 - $70

Discount Tickets Available 30 & Under tickets are $25

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Box Office Phone: 202-393-3939

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/10/2020 - 03/08/2020
Sunday 1:30pm7:30pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 7:30pm--
Saturday 1:30pm7:30pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 02/10/2020 - 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Will
  • 02/11/2020 - 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Will
Performer Role
Jennifer Dundas Allie
Anna Ishida Jools
Jon Hudson Odom Louis
Tom Story Andrew
Jeff Biehl Jim
Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan Teresa
James Whalen Lawrence
Mikeah Ernest Jennings Mark
Production Personnel
Anne Washburn
Saheem Ali
Costume Designer
Dede Ayite
Set Designer
Arnulfo Maldonado
Sound Designer
Palmer Hefferan
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills
Projections/Media Designer
Jared Mezzocchi
Dramaturg - Sarah Lunnie
Stage Manager - John Keith Hall


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at 7th & E Streets. The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave.


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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