In May of 2016, a rare stamp named 'Inverted Jenny' sold at auction for close to 1.2 million dollars. The stamp features a depiction of a Curtiss JN-4 airplane, but in this case the plane was printed upside down. Only 100 copies were printed, and it is considered the most famous error ever made in an American stamp.
Now, imagine you inherited a stamp collection that has one of those rare little squares of paper. At least you believe you inherited it, the ownership coming into question when an emotionally distant relative stakes a claim. For you, it could mean a new life, new "wings" to fly on in a rejuvenated self, but this rebirth is now threatened by newfound opposition. This is the scenario we explore with the play "Mauritius".
The story takes us on a thrill ride through the dangerous world of rare collectibles, filled with high stakes deals, deceptive relationships, unexpected outcomes, changing stories, and shady characters. A wrong turn could end your life, and a right turn could jumpstart it.
I am very pleased you have joined us for this journey with Jackie, our central character, her sister Mary, and a few new friends, each with a very strong interest in postage stamps. Maybe you'll see yourself as a kindred spirit of Jackie, struggling to change your luck, gain a fresh set of wings and a new start on life.