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FSU’s Roundabout Theatre to Present “How I Became a Pirate”

FSU’s Roundabout Theatre to Present “How I Became a Pirate”
From left are Bryan Murtha as Sharktooth, Sarah Murphy as Jeremy Jacob and Sylvern Groomes as Braid Beard.
Frostburg State University’s Roundabout Theatre will present the children’s play, "How I Became a Pirate," in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. Pirate crafts and fun for children will take place beginning at 12:30 p.m. before the Saturday matinee.

In this musical version of the book by the same name, Pirate Braid Beard and his scurvy crew recruit young Jeremy Jacobs to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Aboard ship, Jacobs learns to speak “Pirate” and to sing sea chanteys, but when a storm arises and the skills of the crew are called on to steer the ship to safety, Jacobs begins to wonder if the pirate life is really for him. On reaching land, he draws a map leading the pirates to a special place to bury their treasure, which just so happens to be the place he treasures the most.

With terrific songs like “Green Teeth,” “I'm Really Just a Sensitive Guy,” “You've Got to Talk Like a Pirate” and “Pirates Dot Aaargh!” this musical version by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman will have you rolling in the aisles and wishing for Beard and his gang to pay your family a visit.

Tickets are $6 for children and students, and $12 for the general public. For reservations and information, call the Theatre and Dance box office at 301-687-7462 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 until 4 p.m.).

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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