BRATTLEBORO -- New England Youth Theatre brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s immortal tale, "Treasure Island," to life in a new production directed and adapted by Peter Gould and running from Feb. 7-16.
Thirty actors, ages 9-13, will take over the stage, pirate-style, introducing audiences once again to some of the most famous characters in children’s literature, including: Old Flint, the most bloodthirsty buccaneer of them all; Black Dog, a ruthless rake; Captain Billy Bones, hiding out with his treasure map in the Benbow Inn; Jim Hawkins, the innkeeper’s son; Squire Trelawney, who can’t keep the treasure a secret; and Long John Silver. A few new pirates (with names like Jack Powder, Ringer, So and So and Giggles) have joined the crew. Gould’s new version is faithful to the language in the original, but full of sea chanteys, energetic ensemble work and physical comedy in the classic Gould & Stearns style.
"Treasure Island" runs Feb. 7-16, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. For information or tickets, visit www.neyt.org.