A Tale of Piracy, Adventure, a Boys Coming of Age
The College of Southern Marylands Children Theatre presents Treasure Island, a dramatic comedy about piracy on the tropical seas. The play opens with a matinee at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 30 and performances at 7 p.m., Jan. 30-31 and 2 p.m., Jan. 31. All performances will take place on the La Plata Campus in the Fine Arts (FA) Center, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.
Playwright Ken Ludwigs adaptation, which is based on an adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, begins at an inn on the Devon coast of England in 1775 and quickly becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem. A host of legendary swashbucklers including the dangerous Billy Bones, the sinister two-timing Israel Hands and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew, are featured.
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.
Playing the villains are Joshua Pierre of Bryans Road as Bonnet, Cory Bragg of Indian Head as Billy Bones, Alex LaClair of La Plata as Long John Silver, Robert Norman of Alexandria as the Blind Pew and Keion Farrar of Waldorf as Israel Hands. The young adventurer Jim Hawkins is played by Jordan Marbray of Waldorf. Casting also includes Rick Fulton of Bryans Road; Sheleen Lewis of Coltons Point; Chris Fleming of Hughesville; Ken La Clair of La Plata; Frank Bowles of Mechanicsville; Andrew Geier, Aaron Johnson, Xavier Prince, Joel Rogers and Kenneth Waters of Waldorf; Thomas Donohue of White Plains, and Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School students Jackson and Zachary Saunders.
Treasure Island is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets for all shows are $7 for adults/seniors and $5 for youth.
CSM Childrens Theatre: Treasure Island. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Jan. 30. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Jan. 31. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts (FA) Building, Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the center of it all are young 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. $7 adults/seniors, $5 youth. firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/Arts.