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Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Artistic Director Patrick Dooley

Destruction is a creative passion.

March 22 - April 28

We will offer pre-show talks about the context of the show before each performance. Pre-show talks begin 20 minutes prior to showtime - feel free to join us!

Click here to download a copy of the program (please note this is a large file and may take a few minutes to download)

Click here to download the program insert: a synopsis of both Part I: Voyage and Part II: Shipwreck

Click here to read the San Francisco Chronicle article on Shotgun mounting Tom Stoppard's epic trilogy

Click here to read VI Lenin's article about Herzen , whose memoirs were an important source for Shipwreck.

Click here to read Ivan Turgenev's short story Prince Hamlet of the Shchigrovo - During the years of Shipwreck, Turgenev is working on a short story collection that gently satirizes the idea of philosophy circles. In this particular story, a man complains about his life of false starts and lack of originality.