Philadelphia’s own Ward Studio is currently performing the intriguingly titled I Wish You A Boat, the story of a 19th-century shipwreck at St. Mary’s Chapel on Bainbridge street. Described as a “theatrical gem” about “a shipwreck as big as the Titanic, in the space as intimate as your living room,” I Wish You a Boat is sure to thrill. According to the show’s website:
I Wish You A Boat was originally created in our New York City studio and in 2006 received two nominations from New York Innovative Theatre Awards for outstanding acting. The show has recently been re-worked for new performances in Philadelphia and Melbourne, Australia.
With its enchanting musical score and stirring accounts from actual shipwreck survivors, I Wish You A Boat is performed with both tenderness and nerve. Audiences beware — the second act requires a strong heart and is best reserved for theatregoers over 13 years of age!
Intriguing to say the least! I Wish You a Boat runs through December 15th. I can’t make it to Philly by the 15th, but I’d love to read the screenplay. Anyone know where to find a copy?