Treasure Island - Thurs & Fri 7 PM, Sat at 5 PM
The Charter University Prep Drama Department is excited to present the timeless story of coming of age in 1774, Treasure Island, adapted by Ken Ludwig from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel. We invite you to support our students as they combine enthusiasm, acting talent, technical skills, sword-fighting skills, collaboration, and fun.
Performances open to the public will be on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., as well as a special matinee on Saturday, December 10 at 5 p.m. in the Gym on the Charles Brown Campus, 6520 Oak Dell Road, El Dorado, CA 95623.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students; children under 12 are free.
Treasure Island is the story of Jim Hawkins during the Golden Age of Piracy on the High Seas. Jim, a cabin boy, played by Drake Lightfield, becomes a hero of opportunity in an era when young people like him joined the crews of ships to cross vast oceans, unaware of impending dangers yet naively ecstatic to chase the prospect of acquiring treasure among distant tropical islands.
When the notorious Captain Flint’s treasure map is bequeathed to him, Hawkins must trust, ally with, and sometimes befriend, ladies and gentlemen much older and wiser than him—nomadic characters, often of questionable character, albeit their legendary swashbuckling reputations. The most colorful of these legendary buccaneers goes by the nickname “Swan,” masterfully played by Cassidy Tanis, aka “Long John Silver,” a convincing wordsmith with a silver tongue, a cocky pet parrot and uncanny manipulation skills.
With the generous support and participation of her family, Treasure Island has become a labor of love for Charter University Prep junior McKenna Zacher, the play’s Student Director. Dan Zacher, her father, a local fireplace mantle manufacturer, donated both time and materials for the play’s unique and memorable custom set.
Drama teacher and Director, Pico van Houtryve proudly presents to you our fall production, Treasure Island, where our drama students continue to demonstrate Charter University Prep’s mission; engaging with complex ideas while contributing to our community.