Treasure Island opens at Depot Theatre Dec. 6

Andrew Nachamkin and Gabriel Keller

Andrew Nachamkin and Gabriel Keller

When the Depot Theatre Youth production of Treasure Island opens on Dec. 6, mischievous pirates and honorable men will share the stage in a struggle to win over the heart and imagination of young, naïve Jim Hawkins. Hawkins will be tossed about by the high seas as he comes to terms with the sort of man he wants to become. As he journeys, the Depot stage will be transformed from simple seaside inn, to urban shipping port, to grand ship, to hidden tropical island. This stage adaptation of the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson brings to life the grand sense of adventure in the original tale.

And yet, the real adventure was in the making of this production. As with all Depot Theatre Youth productions, it is the theatre’s vision to create professional theatrical experiences for the youth of this community. Treasure Island stands as part of this tradition. In creating this production, a cast of 23 talented middle school children from the Philipstown area learned to interpret a script, create characters and work as a creative team. This production of Treasure Island reflects all the great talent and hard work of these young thespians.

Mischievous pirates and honorable men will take the stage in "Treasure Island."

Mischievous pirates and honorable men will take the stage in ”Treasure Island.”

Cast: Emilia Barth, Erika Bauer, Noah Bingham, Anastasia Coope, Julie Geller, Gabriel Keller, Maia Keller, George Leiter, Harry Leiter, Sasha Levy, Maja Maxwell, Mazzie Maxwell, Aurora McKee, Joia McKelvey, Andrew Nachamkin, Freddy Osborn, Parker Parrella, Anna Rowe, Mason Sharpley, Emerson Smith, Madison Smith, William Speziale, Freya Wood-Gallagher.

Original script: Diana Hird; directors: Jennifer Lee and Diana Hird; assistant director: Riley Bissinger; sets and lighting: Donald Kimmel; costumes: Raquel Vidal. Performances are Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

For tickets visit brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006.

Photos by Lisa Sabin

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