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Treasure Island
Adapted by Bryony Lavery
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson

Photo Creds: Jared Tseng

"So I may always find my pile.
Lat E 62 17 20Lng SE19 3 40 will find the isle
The heart protected by the ribs
Who knows this will get his dibs
Upon it
If unfair of face
It’s simple
Escalate the biggest pimple
Upon that spot I suggest you linger
Until you see a pointing finger

This tale you most likely know by Robert Louis Stevenson, is adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery who introduces us to a crop of blood-thirsty female pirates. The story propelled by Jim Hawkins as a girl at the blush of confusing hormones seeks the glitter of treasure, adventure, and danger over the life she’s always been sheltered in. But this treasure is more than coins in a box, it's where we really discover something about ourselves and what matters most in the unmooring of life as we know it. The onslaught of characters in this show from family, towns people and of course pirates act as playable constructs. With the good and bad, we explore conflict, comedy, and ‘scariness’ on the magnificent ship of the Hispaniola. With the stars our guiding light, we will navigate the world around us as a community, a crew and hopefully not feel so shipwrecked or abandoned.

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