TREASURE ISLAND is a spine-tingling adventure about treachery, treasure and a young man's rite of passage. The enthralling classic tale of Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver and swashbuckling pirates is brought to life by Tony-award winner B.H. Barry. Surrounded by elements of wind and water, swords and sea chanteys, and old ropes and rowboats, the audience is swept away to the South Seas for an infinitely sensational, intimate and nostalgic experience. Climb aboard and relive the excitement of youth as you embark on the treasure hunt of a lifetime!
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Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island 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 (played unforgettably in the movies by Lionel Barrymore), the sinister two-timing Israel Hands, the brassy woman pirate Anne Bonney, 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. The play had its world premiere in May 2007 at the Alley Theatre in a production directed by Gregory Boyd and designed by Eugene Lee and Constance Hoffman.