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Treasure Island

Rrrrrrrh production of "Treasure Island" made it's Off-Broadway debut on February 8, 2009 at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Back by popular demand, Treasure Island will sail at the Players Theatre again July 7 to July 28, 2013!

The Players Theatre - 115 MacDougal Street in the Village.

Thursdays & Fridays at 11a
Saturdays at 2p & 5:30p
Sundays at 11a

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The Story

Long John Silver tells tales of treasure

A rrrrrrollicking musical adventure through the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most beloved novel "Treasure Island". Join Jim Hawkins as he takes the journey of a lifetime. While seeking buried pirate treasure, he comes to find the real treasure – within himself.

This is a tale about courage, discovery and the voyage everyone must make to find their true self. Colorful characters and costumes make this a swashbuckling production you will never forget!




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About Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Lewis (later: 'Louis') Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. In 1857 the family moved to 17 Heriot Row, a solid respectable house in Edinburgh's New Town.

A fortuitous turning-point in Stevenson's life had occurred when on holiday in Scotland in the summer of 1881. The cold rainy weather forced the family to amuse themselves indoors, and one day Stevenson and his twelve-year-old stepson, Lloyd (Fanny's son by her first marriage), drew, coloured and annotated the map of an imaginary 'Treasure Island'. The map stimulated Stevenson's imagination and, 'On a chill September morning, by the cheek of a brisk fire' he began to write a story based on it as an entertainment for the rest of the family. Treasure Island (published in book form in 1883) marks the beginning of his popularity and his career as a profitable writer, it was his first volume-length fictional narrative, and the first of his writings 'for children' (or rather, the first of writings manipulating the genres associated with children). Later works that fit into this category are A Child's Garden of Verses (1885), The Black Arrow (1883), Kidnapped (1886) and its continuation Catriona (1893). The four narrative works mentioned in this paragraph, though they all have youthful protagonists and were all first published in magazines for young people, are also clearly intended for adult readers. The last three, based on careful documentary research, are fictions exploring history and culture; and the last two are interesting studies of Scottish culture and could also be placed in the following section.

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