Elizabeth Bunch as Jim Hawkins and James Black as Long John Silver

PC: Joel Peter Johnson


Ken Ludwig attends Roundhouse Theatre's first rehearsal of Treasure Island

On Tuesday, October 30th, Treasure Island a play by Ken Ludwig, adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, began rehearsals at Maryland's Roundhouse Theatre. Mr. Ludwig himself was on site for the occasion to meet and greet the impressive artistic team assembled for Treasure Island's East Coast premiere.

Ken Ludwig's new version of Robert Louis Stevenson's rollicking coming of age story follows the adventures of the young cabin boy Jim Hawkins and the infamous pirate Long John Silver. A classic saga about buccaneers and buried gold, Treasure Island features plenty of action, swordplay, and sea-faring spectacle.

Directed by Blake Robison, the production will feature Jeff Allin, Ethan T. Bowen, Marybeth Fritzky, Mitchell Hebert, Mark Mineart, Tony Nam, Tuyet Thi Pham, Stephen F. Schmidt, Michael Anthony Tolaydo, Jonathan Watkins, and Michael Anthony Williams.

Set Designer: Jeff Modereger; Costume Designer: Rosemary Pardee; Lighting Designer: Kenton Yeager; Sound Designer: Matthew M. Nielson; Flight Director: Richard R. Ryan; Text, Vocal, Speech and Dialect Consultant: Elizabeth Forte; Stage Manager: Cary Gillett.

Treasure Island is produced as part of Round House Theatre's critically acclaimed Literary Works Project. Through this series, Roundhouse brings great literature to life by producing plays and musicals at its 400-seat Bethesda main stage that are based on works of literature. Each production is accompanied by community building events including audience discussions, artist talks, symposia, and neighborhood festivals. Community partners include: Bethesda Literary Festival, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Friends of the Library, The Writers' Center, American Film Institute, and Politics and Prose.

Ken Ludwig's adaptation of Treasure Island opens at Roundhouse Theatre in Bathesda, MD on November 28 and plays through December 30, 2007.

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