LLCC Theatre in collaboration with Cutlass Artists will present the world premiere of “Revenge: Treasure Island” on Friday through Sunday, May 11-13, and Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. The performances will be staged in the lower level of Sangamon Hall South.
“Revenge: Treasure Island” was written by Mark Hardiman, LLCC professor of theatre, who is also directing. This original play is the swashbuckling sequel to “Treasure Island,” a theatrical adaptation by Hardiman of the book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
This sequel takes place years after Jim and crew return to England. Jim and his wife are threatened by pirates who kidnap their daughter, Alexandra, and take her back to Treasure Island for the remaining cache of gold buried there. Jim and his family join forces with the famous buccaneer, Long John Silver, and a French pirate, Anne Dieu-Le-Veut, to pursue the pirates and rescue Alexandra. Heroic women save the day.
Tickets must be purchased in advance as no tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is extremely limited for this special event. Tickets may be purchased at www.cutlassartists.com. General admission is $15, seniors are $12 and students with ID are $7.
“It is fantastic to see this production come to life,” Hardiman says. “We are staging it as a particularly intimate and intense experience. Our audience will sit just inches from this exciting adventure.”