Lady Pirates of the Caribbean
Saturday, May 19 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20 - 2:00 p.m. (matinee).
Wells Auditorium, Slaybaugh Hall, Wesley College, Dover, DE.
A chest of gold doubloons sent by the Queen to care for orphaned children has been stolen by pirates! The orphanage seeks help from Esmeralda, once an orphan herself. Little do they know that she is now the notorious pirate Lucky Lu, leader of the Lawless Ladies! Still, Esmeralda promises to recover the gold, so the Lawless Ladies head to Parrot Isle disguised as a shipwrecked theatrical troupe. They are welcomed by Governor Don Juan Futon and his wary niece Lucretia, who accuses them of being spies, though she has no proof. Esmeralda and her Lawless Ladies are condemned to walk the plank, but Esmeralda tricks Lucretia and the fake governor and exposes them as the pirates who plundered the missing gold. - Pioneer Drama
Start of Season
2017 - 2018
A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old, bachelor miser who is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, who offers him a way of redemption to avoid his predestined fate after death. He tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present an Christmas Yet-to-Come. Reluctantly, Scrooge accompanies each spirit to revisit scenes of his life and perhaps, his future, and to reflect upon them. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a much kinder and compassionate man.
The hysterical meets the historical in this comic romp through the wackiest wax museum in history! School’s out for summer, but not for six unlucky students who don’t know much about history — they have to re-take the class in summer school. First year teacher Heather Fairchild has arranged for them to help her two aunts set up a new wax museum as a class project. Though the students’ eyes glaze over with boredom, there’s a twinkle in the wax figures’ eyes when a mysterious incantation from the back of Cleopatra’s bracelet brings them to life! King Henry VIII finds himself smitten with Cleopatra, making his queen, Anne Boleyn, furious. If she can just not lose her head, John Adams is there to serve as her divorce attorney! When Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, Blackbeard and a bevy of lady pirates show up, everybody’s out for one thing — treasure! Supposedly, there’s a mighty valuable one hidden in the museum! It’s a wild goose chase to find it, with a greedy museum landlord and her bumbling son joining in the mad search. And why is Lizzie Borden lurking in the shadows, since the aunts say they never had a wax figure of her?! Join the hilarious fun as treasure-hungry outlaws, pirates and royalty mount the greatest siege since Vicksburg! Wax historical in this mad-cap comedy adventure where the magic of history comes alive... literally!
The Children’s Theatre, Inc. organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
Funding in part also provided by The Kent County Fund for the Arts.