When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship off the coast of New Bedford, Mass., the four survivors face a reckoning: how far will they go to stay alive? And can they live with the consequences? With music and lyrics from The Avett Brothers (“America’s Biggest Roots Band,” Rolling Stone), whose 2004 “Mignonette” was inspired by an 1884 shipwreck and the struggle of four men to survive, Swept Away is an electrifying, soul-stirring new musical exploring how facing tragedy can open the door to forgiveness… if only we’ll let it.
Directed by Michael Mayer
Choreography by David Neumann
By Special Arrangement with Matthew Masten, Sean Hudock, and Madison Wells Live
Featuring Hunter Brown, Matt DeAngelis, Wayne Duvall, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Taurean Everett, John Gallagher Jr., Cameron Johnson, Brandon Kalm, Michael J. Mainwaring, Orville Mendoza, Tyrone L. Robinson, Stark Sands, John Sygar, Jamari Johnson Williams