Treasure Island – Opens Apr 20

Treasure Island

By Ken Ludwig

Adapted from the book by Robert Louis Stephenson

Opening Fri, Apr 20, 2012 for 10 performances!

Directed by Tony Filipone

Assistant Director Will Rompala

Performances Apr 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, May 3, 4, 5. Showtimes 8:00PM on Thur/Fri/Sat with 2:00PM on Sundays

Winner – 2009 AATE Distinguished Play Award, Best Adaptation

Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. It begins at an inn on the Devon coast of England in 1775 and quickly becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers including the dangerous Billy Bones (played unforgettably in the movies by Lionel Barrymore), the sinister two-timing Israel Hands, the brassy woman pirate Anne Bonney, and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. Silver is an unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold, coupled with his affection for Jim, cannot help but win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for romance, treasure and adventure.

“Five Stars! Yo-ho-ho! A Festive Treat to Treasure. Hit Ahoy! X marks the spot of a bona fide festive treat! Treasure Island is the answer to every adventure-starved child’s prayers: a racy, pacy, tough-as-old-boots adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling classic! ” -The Telegraph “Ludwig invents a new spine to Robert Louis Stevenson’s great story of skulduggery and gold-digging on the high seas!” – What’s On Stage “Scripted by Ken Ludwig, this new version invests a gripping yarn with a genuinely rough-and-ready buccaneering spirit. It flies the flag for good-old fashioned ensemble story-telling.” – The Telegraph “It’s a tough old tale with a heart of gold!” – The Independent