Swashbuckling adventure with Perseverance Young Company

Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2010

Perseverance Theatre's Young Company will be performing the swashbuckling classic, "Treasure Island" beginning tonight. Shows run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas theater on the Second Stage.

Frederick Gaines’ adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale features swordfights, courage, betrayal, talking parrots, marooned pirates, buried gold and "fifteen men on a dead man's chest." A cast of 15 has been preparing the play for the past six weeks through the after-school program, under the direction of Perseverance Education Director Shona Strauser.

The Young Company, founded by former Associate Artistic Director Anita Maynard-Losh, started out as a Shakespeare-focused program before being expanded to provide a wider range of theatrical opportunities for young actors. The company now produces a classic play in the fall, and a student-created piece in the spring.

Tickets are available at Hearthside Books, at the door, or by calling 463-TIXS. For more information, visit www.perseverancetheatre.org.

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