Viewers to be hooked by pirate show

October 9, 2013 by  

A musical and fun-packed show based on a children’s book is on its way to the area this weekend which, although aimed at the kids, is likely to appeal to everybody.

How I Became a Pirate is about Jeremy Jacob, who is playing on a beach when he is approached and greeted by a pirate, Captain Braid Beard, and his crew mates. Jeremy becomes a recruit to help these pirates find the best digging and hiding places for the pirates to bury treasure. Afterwards, Jeremy boards the pirate ship and is introduced to each member of the crew, as well as being told about life as a pirate. Jeremy soon picks up the pirates’ lingo and learns the etiquette, or lack thereof, used in a pirate’s world. In return, Jeremy teaches the pirates what life is like as a kid and the rules of soccer.

This is an adventure story about finding one’s heart, and is based on the story of the same name written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. Kids might well be keen to know if any poster printing has taken place so that they can take home a souvenir of the show.

The cost for tickets is $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors over 55, and groups of 15 or more are $10 per person. The show will be presented on Saturday, October 12, starting at 7:00 pm at the Parkland College Theatre in Champaign, Illinois. For additional information, please visit the Parkland College Theatre website or call its box office.