Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. Set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cutthroat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition. Jim Hawkins gets more than he bargained for when he embarks on a daring sea voyage to locate an island of buried riches. But with his fate sealed, he discovers not only gold and gems but also treachery and mutiny lurking around every corner. The story 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, the brassy woman pirate Anne Bonny, and the hideous form of evil incarnate, Blind Pew. 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. Treasure Island comes alive for the whole family as an epic theatrical adaptation of one of the world’s great adventure stories.
Treasure Island is appropriate for adults and children ages 10 and up. The show is an exciting adventure that contains nautical danger, action-packed fight scenes, mild language and the occasional scallywag that may not be suitable for youngest mateys.
Senior Bailey Lesko plays the lead role of Jim Hawkins, while Senior Dominic Keene plays the dubious role of Long John Silver. Other cast members include Simon Scheel (Billy Bones/Ben Gunn), Dawson Neely (Captain Smollet/Black Dog), Matt Miedema (Israel Hands/Blind Pew), Grace Murray (Georgette Merry), Erin Beck (Anne Bonny), Mary Elizabeth Balof (Justice Death), Franklin Magnaghi (Beggar, Tom Morgan, Ezekiel Hazard), Riley Elia (Jemmy Rathbone, Josiah Bland, Parrot puppeteer), Tanner Bollinger (Squire Trelawney, Job O’Brien), Eli Hurwitz (Dr. Livesey, Captain Flint), and Zoey Green (Jim’s Mother, Calico Jack).
For more information visit thewwcs.com and look for our Treasure Island promotional trailer.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Eric C. Rohde
Performances at Walla Walla Community College China Pavilion
Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission.
Tickets: $12 general admission, $10 students & staff
(available at DeSales Office, at the door, or by calling 525-3030)
By permission of Samuel French