New River Stage presents Treasure Island

Swab the deck and prepare to sail the high seas as New River Stage presents “Treasure Island” by Bryony Lavery. This reimagined production of Robert Lewis Stevenson’s classic tale is a story of the cleverness of children. While often pegged as a story for boys, this retelling balances the gender scale while staying true to the original narrative.

Jim Hawkins becomes Jimima, a young girl fighting both the rules of society and bloodthirsty pirates. The show runs
April 28, 29 and May 5, 6. Tickets are available online at newriverstage.org or by phone at 540-585-4295.

The addition of female pirates adds more historical accuracy to the tale. “When I read ‘Treasure Island’ as a girl it was always sold as a story for boys. This is a great way to correct that and make it a story for everyone,” said director AJ Moose “Treasure Island” will mark the New River Stage debut for Abigail Witt (Jim Hawkins) and Brian Pierce (Long John Silver) and features local surgeon Dr. Keith Stephenson (Billy Bones). Climb aboard aboard the Hispaniola for a heart-pounding voyage filled with tales of swashbuckling men and women o’ fortune, a malicious mutiny led by infamous Long John Silver, and a deadly quest for fabled buried booty.

Dates: April 28 and May 5 at 7pm, April 29 and May 6 at 3pm
Duration: 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission
Cost: $12 Adults, $10 Students and Seniors
Tickets available at the door or online at newriverstage.org.
Venue: The Village Center at Warm Hearth Village, 2387 Warm Hearth Dr, Blacksburg, VA
For more information, please contact New River Stage at 540-585-4295 or newriverstageinfo@gmail.com.

Produced by New River Stage
Directed by AJ Moose
Artistic Design by Dave Mann
CAST:
JIM HAWKINS – Abigail Witt GRANDMA HAWKINS – Elsie McCombs
DOCTOR LIVESEY – Anna Smith
SQUIRE TRELAWNEY – Lincoln Sklar
MRS. CROSSLEY- Linda Graham
RED RUTH – Kaylee Holland
JOB ANDERSON – Harmony Faye
Tripp-Kiser
LUCKY MICKY – Katia Almeida
BILL BONES – Keith Stephenson
BLACK DOG – Matt Underwood
BLIND PEW/BEN GUNN- Jocelyn Hildebrand
CAPTAIN SMOLLET – Amber Uphold
LONG JOHN SILVER – Brian Pierce
JOAN THE GOAT – Randy Kirchner
ISRAEL HANDS – Morgan Lazo
DICK THE DANDY – Trevan Surface
KILLIGREW THE KIND – Erin Birchfield
GEORGE BADGER – Debbie Campbell
GREY- Isaac R. Booth
New River Stage is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community theater group in its 15 th year of operation. The company is dedicated to offering quality theatrical opportunities to the New River Valley including adult community theatre productions, children’s theatre productions, educational workshops for children, as well as classes for adults. New River Stage thrives on artistic and charitable partnerships with other community organizations. Volunteers of all kinds are always welcomed and appreciated. The company would not exist without the contributions made by willing hands in the New River Valley. If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering or educational opportunities, please contact AJ Moose at 540-585-4295 or email at newriverstageinfo@gmail.com .