KidsPlay put on "Jolly Roger Š’ Dec. 5-6 |

KidsPlay put on "Jolly Roger Š’ Dec. 5-6

Daily News staff report

Hoist anchor and raise the mainsail as KidsPlay presents “Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen,” a swashbuckling new comedy 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6 at the Breckenridge Theatre.

Twenty-five first-through eighth-graders from Summit County will present the play, the culmination of the 22nd Backstage Theatre’s workshop for kids.

“Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen” tells the story of Roger Goodman (Daniel Hagy), a gentleman who longs to marry Sarah Huffington (Elizabeth Champion), daughter of Lord (Alec Girten) and Lady (Lizzie Lazo) Huffington.

Unfortunately, Roger learns that Sarah is bored with aristocratic gentlemen and would prefer to marry a pirate.

Roger, with the help of his faithful servant George (Cayl Dicke), turns himself into the infamous pirate, Captain Blood. He hires a crew (Sam Piehl, Lindsay Peoples, Nick Keil, Kristina Middlebrook, Tristan McDonald, and Madison Grosshuesch) to sail his ship, the Sea Serpent. Setting sail with Captain Blood is Long John Sliver (Steven Champion), an old pirate looking for eight chests of dabloons he remembers burying on Treasure Island.

Unfortunately for Sliver, Treasure Island is already home to another pirate, Bluebeard (Keegan Castor) who likes a quiet life with his last surviving henchmen Dandy (Nicole Chandler) and Smudge (Patrick Gruber).

They’re even waited on hand and foot by three islanders (Melina Mueller, Kelsey Thomas, and Emerald Thomas).

As the ships converge on Treasure Island, a surprise is in store for all the pirates – Sarah Huffington has become the pirate queen, leading a band of lady pirates (Mikayla Quigley, Sara Metzger, Paige Olson, Tessa Piehl, Emily Flint and Tess Olson).

And out to get all the pirates behind bars is the heroic Captain Belvedere (Luke Millisor).

Tickets for “Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen” are $3. For information, call (970) 453-0199.

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