Shipwreck turns 1. To mark the occasion, we're bringing back past winners to compete in a masterfully disgusting Tournament of Champions based on Gone with the Wind.|
Featuring Alan Leggitt (winner of A Christmas Carol, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Pride & Prejudice, The Wind in the Willlows, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe), Mac Barnett (The Wizard of Oz winner), Carolyn Ho (The Great Gatsby winner), Spencer Bainbridge (The Shining winner), Ivan Hernandez (The Hunger Games winner), and Maggie Tokuda-Hall (The Catcher in the Rye winner).
Good theatre for bad literature? Marital aid for book nerds? A literary erotic fanfiction competition for the ages? Shipwreck is all of these things.
Six Great Writers will destroy one Great Book, one Great Character at a time, in service of the transcendent and the profane (and also laughs). Marvel as beloved characters are plucked from their worlds and made to do stuff they were never meant to do in places they were never meant to see.
You choose the best Ship. The winning writer chooses their character for the next Shipwreck, and returns to defend their title.
All stories will be recited by Shakespearean Thespian in Residence, Sir Steven Westdahl, from his private chamber at Booksmith Castle, both to preserve the majesty of the written work and to ensure the honesty of the audience when voting for a winner.
Tickets $10 (includes drinks) available in the store or at Brown Paper Tickets online. 21+, please. Buy your ticket ahead of time, and we'll reserve you a seat.
"a vile, disgusting event"
"an affront to literature"
"it used to be, we had to sit in dark, sticky booths to get these kinds of thrills"
"come if you are high on marijuana cigarettes and have done sex before"
The Booksmith (View)
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|