Richard Toots is Long John Silver in an adaptation of Treasure Island. Photo contributed

Richard Toots is Long John Silver in an adaptation of Treasure Island. Photo contributed

Set sail with Princeton’s Crimson Tine Players as they hit the high seas in Treasure Island

Calling all marauders and buccaneers.

Princeton’s Crimson Tine Players is set to sail on a rolling adventure across the high seas and hopes to get the whole community on board.

Treasure Island, a pantomime adaption of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, is playing at Riverside Centre just in time for the holidays.

“It’s a fun production,” said director Heather Anderson. “There is a lot of audience participation. You are going to laugh a lot and you might want to join in with the singing.

“It’s family friendly, meant for all ages.”

Approximately 40 people were involved in staging the play, and they began rehearsals in September.

The cast of 30 includes both adults and children.

Richard Toots is Long John Silver, Dayton Wales is Squire, Rod Fletcher is Dame, Isabel Wouda is Jenny and Abby Erickson plays Jim.

The story follows these characters as they steal a treasure map, commandeer an unlikely crew and look to make their fortunes.

Assistant director is Payton Barth and Noelle Cherot is producer.

In addition to traditional pirate tunes the production includes hits from Shania Twain and Michael Jackson.

Treasure Island opens Saturday Dec. 10 at 2 p.m., with a 7 p.m. show on the same day.

There is a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 11, and 7 p.m. performances Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday Dec. 18.

Tickets are $10 each for adults, and $5 for children and seniors.

The play is two hours long, plus a 20-minute intermission with a concession.

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