Treasure Island

Show Dates and Times

November 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
November 17, 24 at 2 p.m.

About the Show

Treasure Island, written by Tara Raczenski and based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, 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, the sinister two-timing Israel Hands and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Black Dog. 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. An amazing adventure awaits you—Treasure Island runs November 15 through November 24, 2019.

Director

Moses Goldberg, now a resident at Well•Spring in Greensboro, retired after 25 years as Producing Director of Stage One Family Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. He still works as a freelance director, teacher and playwright. He has directed professionally at theatres from Washington to Florida, including – in 1988 – one of the first US/Soviet exchanges at Moscow’s famed Taganka Theatre. Sixteen of his plays for young audiences have been published, as well as his most recent book TYA: Essays on Theatre for Young Audiences. He has received the 1990 Charlotte B. Chorpenning Cup, in 2002 was honored with the Governor’s Artist Award for the state of Kentucky, and the 2005 Medallion of the Children’s Theatre Foundation. He has taught at Florida State University, Southwest Texas State University and served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Louisville, McDaniel College and UNC Greensboro.

Characters

Lead roles are available for older teens & adults, with limited roles for ages 10+

JIM HAWKINS, (12-16) the narrator and hero of the story.

DR. LIVESEY, (30+) a sensible country doctor, a female disguised as a man.

SQUIRE TRELAWNEY, (40-60) a good-hearted country gentleman of generous means.

MR. HAWKINS, (40+) Jim’s overworked father, doubles as BEN GUNN, a reformed pirate, marooned.

MRS. HAWKINS, (40+) Jim’s overwrought mother, doubles as JOB ANDERSON, a pirate (disguised as a male).

JOHN (JANE) SILVER, (40+) a female pirate disguised as a one legged male sea-cook.

BILLY BONES, (40+) a pirate with a valuable secret, doubles as CPT. SMOLLETT, a hard-nosed sea captain worth his salt.

BLACK DOG, (50+) a blind sea-faring man, doubles as ISRAEL HANDS, a pirate.

ABIGAIL GRAY, (late teens) a serving girl, and Silver’s daughter. Also, disguised as ABRAHAM GRAY, a pirate with divided loyalties.

MORGAN, (50+) an old sea-dog and pirate.

GEORGE MERRY, a young and ambitious pirate.

DANNY, DARBY, JUTE, Silver’s Crew. Also, PIRATES and FLINT’S CREW.

NICK O’BRIEN, a young seaman and a blood-thirsty mutineer. Also one of the PIRATES, and FLINT’S CREW.

ALAN DOOLEY, (10-14) a boy sea-man.

TOM LOCKE, GEORGE HUNTER, young sailors.

RICHARD JOYCE, Trelawney’s valet, female disguised as a male.

Cast

JIM HAWKINS Nick Kelley
DR. LIVESEY Beth Strader
SQUIRE TRELAWNEY Mark Graves
MR. HAWKINS/ BEN GUNN Brooke Simmons
MRS. HAWKINS/ JOB Jennifer Raiford Graves
JOHN (JANE) SILVER Tara Raczenski
BILLY BONES/ SMOLLETT Archie Collins
BLACK DOG/ ISRAEL HANDS Christy Gantt
ABIGAIL GRAY/ABRAHAM Paiten Iselin
MORGAN Michele Swanson
MERRY/Fight Captain Margaret Stringer
DANNY Laura Strader
DARBY Caroline Holland
JUTE Sharon Jarriel
NICK O’BRIEN Esther Mullis
TOM LOCKE Ben James
ALAN DOOLEY Dylan Shaw
GEORGE HUNTER Ivey Harris
RICHARD JOYCE Sarah Cameron
APPRENTICE PIRATE Joey Mattingly 

Location

James Fitzpatrick Auditorium
512 West Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

For the 7:30 p.m shows, the lobby doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 7 p.m. For the 2 p.m. shows, the lobby doors will open at 1 p.m. and the auditorium will open at 1:30 p.m.

Directions

Tickets

Tickets available online through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door. Price includes NC sales tax.

Adults – $15
Students/Seniors – $13
Children – $8

Special Thanks to Our 43rd Season Sponsors

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County
North Carolina Arts Council
Kernersville Foundation
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Town of Kernersville
Vintage Sound & Light