The Old Theater in Oriental is pleased to announce its production of The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree. Directed by Lynn Whalen with Musical Direction by Scott Finch, this swashbuckling comedy is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Services, Inc, Englewood, CO and is based on a book written by Martin A. Follose. Music and Lyrics written by Bill Francoeur
The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree, takes place aboard the defenseless merchant ship, the Kayla May, in the late 1800’s. Captain Jennings’ crew has jumped ship, leaving him with only a handful of prisoners and Fergus, (a sailor who can’t swim), to protect his wealthy passengers from a pirate attack. Captain Bree and her lady pirates demand gold in exchange for the lives of the pretentious Madam Prescot; her nephew Samuel, (who is masquerading as a girl to avoid becoming shark bait); and her niece Julia, bursting with desire to join the lady pirates — much to her aunt’s dismay! While waiting for a response from the English, the pirates entertain themselves by teaching Julia the ropes of pirating, such as threatening their prisoners with the plank. But what is in store when a British fleet arrives, set on both hanging the pirates for their deeds and punishing Captain Jennings for not fighting them off more effectively? With catchy sea shanties and other rousing musical numbers, our audience will be humming along all the way to the exciting surprise ending! Shiver your timbers with this swashbuckling musical comedy!