Berks Theatre Department to present 'Treasure Island'

The Penn State Berks Theatre department will present “Treasure Island,” written by Ken Ludwig and directed by associate professor of theatre arts Cleo House Jr. Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. April 11 to 13 and 18 to 20, and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. April 14 and 21, in Perkins Student Center Auditorium.

Based on the adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Treasure Island” is a stunning account of piracy on the tropical seas. It begins at an inn on the Devon coast of England in 1775 and quickly becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem, featuring a host of legendary swashbucklers. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time, who personifies both good and evil. Silver is an unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold — coupled with young Hawkins’ rite of passage — combine in a spine-tingling tale that captures the heart of everyone who has ever longed for treasure and adventure.

Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $7 for Penn State Berks faculty/staff and $5 for Penn State Berks students with ID. To order tickets, call the Box Office at 610-396-6371 or email BerksTheatre@psu.edu.

Last Updated March 21, 2013