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Robert Louis Stevenson
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy
Ken Ludwig Adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Everyone except Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver doubles, variously, as
the customers at the Admiral Benbow Inn, the sailors in Bristol, a lady
at the dock, etc. The play can hold as many pirates as the producer can
find - doubling can be eliminated or increased if the director can
figure out a way to do it. The goal of the production should be wild,
rollicking, frightening, breathless and moving. Any means to that end
should be embraced, large cast or small. Additionally, there is a parrot
in this play, who should not seem prominent or silly in any way.
"Five Stars! 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
with savvy showmanship by playwright Ken Ludwig... the show could
usefully serve many youngsters as an introduction to the magic of live
"A gripping yarn with a genuinely
rough-and-ready buccaneering spirit. It flies the flag for good-old
fashioned ensemble story-telling." - The Telegraph
Meet The Playwright: Ken Ludwig
Ken Ludwig has had 6 shows on Broadway and 7 in London's West End, and many of his works have become a standard part of the American repertoire. Lend Me a Tenor won two Tony Awards and was called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century” by The Washington Post. Crazy For You was on Broadway ...
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