'Pirates Past Noon' runs March 19-21
Posted on: Mar 10, 2020
A play featuring more than 80 of Delano’s budding young actors from grades 2-6 will take place later this month.
“Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon” is an adoption of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure book from the Magic Tree House book series.
This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an exotic island filled with exciting creatures -- and with pesky pirates. Here, the two discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures in everyday life.
“It’s going to be a huge group,” said director Joe Lawrence. “I want them to learn the basics of acting and design, learn to collaborate, and the main thing is to have fun -- shouldn’t be hard since everyone loves to pretend to be a pirate or a parrot or a starfish or a lobster.”
Plot and performances
The two siblings return to visit the magic tree house on a dreary day and find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing. They decide to travel to this tropical place, but soon realize they are in the 18th century Caribbean, a time and place frequented by pirates. The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures them and forces them to help him find buried treasure.
It’s up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the tree house and make their way home.
Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 19-20, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Tickets are $5 at the door.