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Jim Helsinger


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Jim Helsinger is the playwright of Robinson Crusoe, Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, a Christmas Carol in Five Parts, and The Trial of Joan the Maid. His plays have been produced at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Cape May Stage, and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. He is also an actor and director and serves as the artistic Director of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF. He resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife and two children.

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Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

The lone survivor of a turbulent storm, Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked on a desert island for 26 years. Though initially plagued with feelings of despair, Crusoe embarks on an emotional and spiritual journey from greedy slave trader to a man enlightened by the world around him. along the way, Crusoe befriends a Caribe Indian and makes peace with God. This intense and enthralling adaptation brings Defoe's classic story to life on stage as never before.


1st Produced:
Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival (Orlando, FL, United States)    2006


1st Published:
Playscripts, Inc - New York   -


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80-100 min Play/Drama

Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  3 males

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