Omaha Theater Company presents How I Became a Pirate
Saturday, February 9, 2 p.m.
Shiver me timbers! Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Boarding the ship, the Captain introduces the boy to his pirate crew – who share with him the ins and outs of a pirate’s life at sea. Jeremy is instructed on how to talk like a pirate and schooled in pirate manners and etiquette (or the lack thereof). In turn Jeremy shares with them what a typical kid’s day is like and the wondrous game of soccer! The pirate world proves to have many surprises for Jeremy Jacob.
When a storm arises, the skills of the crew are called upon to steer the ship to safety and Jeremy Jacob begins to wonder if the pirate life is really for him. But all is well and they arrive back at the beach in time for soccer practice – but not before they survey the area, following the map that Jeremy has drawn for them, leading them to the perfect spot to bury the treasure – his own backyard! They reminisce that it’s always good to go home and Jeremy realizes that the simple things in life, like a kiss and a warm tucking in at night, are among those that are most important.
A story of adventure and finding one’s own heart – a path that can’t be found on any treasure map!
A Pirate’s Life for Me Pre-show Party – 12 noon
$10 children | $8 adults
Ahoy ye “young” mateys, yo ho! Become a pirate and go on the search for buried treasure. Lunch provided. Children’s price includes a craft item.
Purchase pre-party tickets by February 1.
This performance is underwritten in part by the Warren and Lou Gast Young People’s Performance Series Endowment.