The magic of this play comes from the way the entire audience creates the storm at sea, a mosquito-infested jungle and a treasure cave filled with eerie ghosts. Five children become members of Long John's treacherous pirate gang while others join Captain Smollet's crew. The children team up with the fearsome Ben Bulba to help defeat Red the Pirate Queen and save Long John. The audience must decide whether to hang Long John or let him sail away forever to inhabit children's dreams.
- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code T38000
- Cast Size 6
- Min. Royalty Rate $45/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 45 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School
- Genre Comedy | Farce
- ISBN(13) 9781583420829
- "The audience went wild! They loved all the participation!"
- Review by Carey Cahoon, The Palace Theatare, Manchester, NH
- "The show was a definite hit with our K-5 audience. They especially enjoyed the jungle and ghost sounds they were able to make. As anticipated, Long John Silver received the biggest response! A great choice!"
- Review by Lisa Cocchiarale, Fresh Baked Theatre Company, Widener University, Chester, Pa.
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "Actors should be experienced enough to "go with the flow" as there are many unexpected moments and spontaneous comments from the children."
- Tip by Linda Byron, East Junior High School, Boise, Idaho