How I Became a Pirate was adapted for the stage by award-winning composers, lyricists, and playwrights Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. The show is based on the best-selling children’s book written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon. Omaha Theater Company’s touring production is directed by acclaimed New York City Director Rob Urbinati.
Shiver me timbers! Jeremy Jacobs’ talent for building sand castles and digging moats has earned him an invitation to join the crew of Braid Beard’s ship. Living the high life at sea, Jeremy trades manners for mayhem as he rolls in stolen treasure, sings sea chanteys, and practices his pirate talk with all his new pirate friends. It’s a grand adventure, indeed, that is until Jeremy remembers all the things he left behind such as bedtime stories and goodnight kisses. And, what about soccer practice tomorrow? Surely, the pirates can be convinced to take him home!
Imaginative Play, Friends and Friendship, Cooperation and Teamwork, Good Citizenship, Creating Community, Accepting and Understanding Differences, Appreciating Home and Family, Communication, Theater, Language Arts
Public Audience: All ages
School Audience: Kindergarten through 4th grade