Ahoy Mateys! Ye landlubbers looking for adventure, pirates and treasure? Then look no further than the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. From now until May 19th, adventure awaits at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with Ken Ludwig’s Treasure Island. Your family will love this epic tale of a brave boy and his journey to find treasure and a moral compass.
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s renowned adventure novel, Treasure Island opens in 18th century England. The Playhouse theatre has a very intimate setting; audiences members can easily see and feel the expressions and emotions from the cast. And this special theatre feature enabled viewers to set sail to the isle of treasure with authentic period music, settings and costumes.
My family was first introduced to 14-year-old Jim Hawkins, and then we sat captive on his dangerous, pirate-filled expedition to find Captain Flint’s treasure. The performance continuously introduced new characters and the amazingly choreographed sword-fighting kept the entire audience on the edge of our seats.
Notably, in his debut at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, is lead Em Grosland (Jim Hawkins). Grosland gives a stellar performance He captured his role completely with an amazing narrative and dynamic transformation from naive boy into a young man of outstanding character and bravery.
As Hawkins continues on his adventure of a lifetime, he does find rubies and diamonds. But in the end, he found the greatest treasure of all… himself. His compass leads him to becoming a brave young man with the knowledge of right, wrong and compassion.
So, think pirates are only men?!?! A favorite character of mine happens to be real. Anne Bonny was one of the most ruthless and famous female pirates in the Caribbean. She challenged the sailors’ superstition that a woman’s presence onboard a ship was bad luck. And as they say, “A well-behaved woman seldom makes history”… Hooray for Girl Power!
The Playhouse continues to amaze with its outstanding performances. My family and I absolutely loved this show. The actors’ brilliant portrayal of Treasure Island had us not only feeling adventurous, but shocked, scared, nervous and inspired. My daughter even began reading the book when we returned home. #momwin
If a pirate’s life is for you, don’t miss out on the action-packed Treasure Island. The show runs approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission. Snacks and refreshments are sold, but are not allowed during the performance. Due tomild language and violence, Treasure Island is best-suited for adults and children over 10.
Tickets are still available for at https://www.cincyplay.com and there’s a special children’s ticket price too!
Photo credit: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park/Mikki Schaffner
Ainslie Gordon is a St. Louis, Missouri native and graduate of the University of Missouri’s Journalism School. Her career has focused on advertising, public relations and event planning. In 2011, Ainslie and her family moved to Cincinnati; and she became a stay-at-mom and founder of the blog, Modhousewife.
Additionally, she was a fashion/trends contributor on Fox 19 and Fox 2. Currently, Ainslie is the Marketing Director for Game On! Fitness. She is also a Girl Scout leader and enjoys volunteering throughout the community.