Shepaug Dramatics is proud to bring Outward Bound to the stage at Shepaug Valley School from Friday, November 22nd through Sunday November 24th. In this 1923 play written by Sutton Vane, an odd assortment of passengers meets in the lounge of an ocean liner at sea and realize that they have no idea why they are there or where they are bound. Outward Bound explores mortality and morality with humor and touches of social commentary.

The all-student cast and crew features a combination of solo and ensemble performances under the direction of Shepaug alumnus Benjamin Allen. In its review of Outward Bound, The Guardian wrote that the play “advocates charity, humility and kindness over bullying pomposity and social pretense.” Outward Bound has been called “uproariously funny” yet it also deals seriously with issues of class, spirituality, and redemption. “I’m excited to bring my experience as a film director to the Shepaug stage.” said Allen. “Outward Bound is a darkly funny play with some surprising twists and I’m looking forward to seeing what this terrific group of students does with it.”

Shepaug Dramatics was recently recognized by The Halo Awards for Best Scenic Design and Execution and Best Performance By a Leading Actress In A Contemporary Play for its production of Picasso At The Lapin Agile. "We take pride in the continued accomplishments of Shepaug Dramatics and look forward to another terrific performance this year," said Shepaug Valley School Principal  Kimberly Gallo.

Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office by calling 860-717-2444 or in person at the door. All performances will take place in the theater at Shepaug Valley School, 159 South Street, Washington, CT 06793. Evening performances take place Friday November 22nd and Saturday November 23rd at 7:00 PM. A matinee performance is scheduled for Sunday, November 24th at 3:00 PM. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets for students, senior citizens and veterans are $5. All proceeds will be used to support future productions of Shepaug Dramatics. 


  • Occurs Friday, November 22nd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Occurs Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
  • Occurs Sunday, November 24th, 2019 @ 3:00 pm


Shepaug Valley School

159 South Street
Washington, CT 06793