Wrecked
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Based on The Tempest, Wrecked is an absurd political satire chronicling two days in the lives of six pirates and one dead parrot, shipwrecked on a tropical island. When there is no longer an authority to rebel against, these buffoonish buccaneers turn on one another, each vying for power. Using different ideologies to manipulate their comrades, this play explores whether institutions can ever be anything but systems for oppression and whether power is always corrupting " two themes often present in Shakespeare's plays. We do this by playing on the romantic notion of pirates being swashbuckling, underdog freedom fighters.

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