Ahoy! What first comes to mind when you think of a pirate? Do you envision a one-legged buccaneer with a parrot on his shoulder? Maybe your thoughts go straight to a treasure map, with a big “X” marking the spot (arrrr!) Or, a ship sailing the tropical high seas, with general rowdiness above and below deck.
Whatever you associate with pirate life, they likely originated from Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterful 1882 adventure novel Treasure Island, which had an enormous influence on our popular perceptions of swashbucklers. The story begins off the Devon coast of England in 1775, and quickly becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary pirates. At the centre of the action are Hawkins, a 14-year-old girl longing for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil.
Now is your chance to see the live exploits of this entertaining cast of characters, as our Senior Drama Production cast and crew turn audience members into seafaring folk! You have three opportunities to set sail for what promises to be quite a ride – shows run in Powell Hall on Friday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Get your tickets smartly, mateys, so you don’t find yourself landlocked this weekend! Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online.