Solana Beach: North Coast Rep’s Theatre School stages pirate adventure
Marauding pirates will seize the stage at North Coast Repertory Theatre May 19-22 in an original play about the history and unique qualities of Solana Beach. The world premiere of “The Perfectly Preposterous Pirate Adventure of Solana Beach” is the result of an educational grant by the City of Solana Beach and is being presented by NCR’s Theatre School.
The play was co-written by Theatre School Director Matt Thompson and NCR Development Officer Kathryn Byrd, who wrote the grant proposal. It tells the tale of a band of misfit pirates who steal a sacred magic object from an island tribe and find themselves thrown into a time warp. A riddle sends them searching through history for the treasure and key that will send them home. However, they keep ending up in the same location — a beautiful stretch of pristine shoreline along the California coast. As they unravel the riddle, they meet friendly inhabitants who help them find the treasure and teach them about the history and culture of this wondrous place.
Members of the cast include Aria Balance, 13, from Digueño Middle School; Siena Balance, 14, Digueño Middle School; Bayleigh Bogan, 14, Need School; Alyssa Cochran, 14, Earl Warren Middle School; Amanda Dodson, 12, Digueño Middle School; Molly Gillies, 14, Roger Rowe Middle School; Delaney Hulshof, 12, Ocean Knoll Middle School; Joelle Leib, 15, Canyon Crest AcademyBen Natkin, 14, Earl Warren Middle School; Emily North, 14, Earl Warren Middle School; Sarah Norton, 12, St. Michael’s; Darius Paymai, 12, Ada Harris Middle School; Kate Ross, 13, Need School; Kira Sedayao, 12, Notre Dame Academy; (Captain) Thor Sigurdsson, 14, Grauer School; Madison Vice, 13, Oak Crest Middle School.
The Theatre School holds classes and workshops, mounts four student productions annually, and runs a three-week Summer Fun Camp in July. New this year is a three-day intensive Summer Improvisation and Sketch Comedy Session June 22-24, which culminates in a fully staged Improvisational Show on June 25. The session is geared for ages 11-17.
If you go
What: “The Perfectly Preposterous Pirate Adventure of Solana Beach”
When: 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, May 19-21; 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22
Where: North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.
Tickets: $12 (858) 481-1055 northcoastrep.org.
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