The Seaside High School drama is preparing to present its fall play, “Treasure Island” from the Lux Radio Theater, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Louis Stevenson.
This family play takes place in England in the 1700s, when young Jim Hawkins, who typically spends his days helping his mother with their inn, finds himself with a map of the buried treasure of the infamous pirate Captain Flint. What follows is an eventful journey to a “deserted” island, with a parrot and a group of mutinous sailors.
This play will feature an opening act by seniors Riley Wunderlich and Skyler Archibald, who will also serve as emcees throughout the evening. For the main production, senior Kaiya Taylor and Ella Jesberger play increasingly older Jim Hawkins; senior Sophia Reynolds plays Long John Silver; Margaret Neuwirth senior is Dr Livesay; and Junior Eva Bailey is Squire Trelawney. The full cast of eccentric characters and the crew includes 14 senior students, as well as a handful of underclass students. The play is directed and produced by Susan Baertlein.
Performances of this tumultuous sea voyage will premiere at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16 in the Seaside High School cafeteria and continue Thursday through Saturday from November 18 to 20. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. and performances begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are sold at the gates. Prices are $ 5 for students and adults. Children 10 and under can participate for free. Limited concessions will be available for purchase. Members of the public will be required to wear masks as per Oregon Health Authority guidelines.