Mudlark Theater kicks off its tenth anniversary season with a new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island" adapted by Artistic Director Andrew Biliter.
"Treasure Island" is also directed by Biliter and by Executive Director Michael Miro.
The play follows young Jim Hawkins as he sets sails with the crew of the Hispanola on a voyage to find Captain Flint’s lost treasure.
“It’s exciting to be starting our tenth anniversary season with such a bang—literally there are cap guns,” says Biliter. Audiences who saw Mudlark’s production of "Romeo and Juliet" this summer at Shakespeare on the Ridge will not be surprised to hear that "Treasure Island" promises to deliver the kind of daring fight choreography that lives up to Stevenson’s action packed novel.
The cast features adult performers Tommy Foy (Long John Silver), Nicholas Raef (Billy Bones/Captain Smollett) addition to featuring many familiar faces from Mudlark’s young actors including Will Travis (Jim Hawkins) Max Jaffe (Squire Trelawney) Benjamin Weingarten (Dr. Livesey), Owen Kettelkamp (Ben Gunn), Gracie Bowser (Israel Hands), Fiona Green (Mrs. Hawkins) and an ensemble featuring Ben Bruns, Cameron Hagaman, Chance Pape, Charlie Fies, Elena Daniels, Estevan Torres, Ewan Rasmussen, Ezra Steinberg, Hannah Hunter, Joe Whitcomb, Katherine Galliani, Leo Weingarten, Liam Frostick, Micky Silins, Noah Kayaian, Sebastian Locke, Sebastiano Masi, Simon Honeyville, and Sophie Noyes.
Opening night is Friday, Oct. 23, running Oct. 24 and 25, and continuing the following weekend of Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Noyes Street Theatre, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for adults and can be purchased at www.mudlarktheater.org.