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Performances take place near 68th Street and Central Park West, just northwest of Sheep's Meadow Life on a Desert Island is an interactive guide to surviving the wilderness and respecting the environment, based on Daniel Defoe's 1719 classic, performed as a one-man outdoor spectacle play. It's 1659 and Robinson Crusoe, an English adventurer, finds himself the sole survivor of a shipwreck on an island off the coast of Trinidad. Robinson must find a way to survive on the island and overcome his fear of solitude. In Life on a Desert Island, audiences have the opportunity to watch and learn how one person can fend for himself, survive the perils of nature and appreciate its many hidden treasures. It is truly an interactive guide to surviving the wilderness and respecting the environment, a timely reminder of how perilous life can be and how resourceful we can become in the face of adversity, without a cell phone, an Ipod and a Whole Foods. Samuel Kirk and Jason Vance will alternate in the role of Robinson Crusoe.

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