Lady pirates and derring-do

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Shiver your timbers with a swashbuckling musical comedy! The Kootenay Home Educators (KHE) are excited to present their 12th annual musical theatre performance, the production Captain Bree, in the first week of March.  Prepare to be dazzled by a comedic musical score including a charismatic Kootenay-based cast of home learners aged four to fifteen.

The action begins when Captain Jennings’ crew jumps ship, leaving him with only a handful of prisoners and Fergus, a sailor who can’t swim, to protect his wealthy passengers from a pirate attack. Captain Bree and her lady pirates demand gold in exchange for the lives of the pretentious Madam Prescot, her nephew Samuel – who is masquerading as a girl to avoid becoming shark bait– and her niece Julia, who is bursting with desire to join the lady pirates much to her aunt’s dismay! While waiting for a response from the English, the pirates entertain themselves by teaching Julia the ropes of pirating, such as threatening their prisoners with the plank. But what is in store when a British fleet arrives, set on both hanging the pirates for their deeds and punishing Captain Jennings for not fighting them off more effectively? With catchy sea shanties and other rousing musical numbers, your audience will be humming along all the way to exciting surprise ending!

The performance will include three showings at the Covenant Church, 702 Stanley Street in Nelson on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm; Wednesday, March 6 at 4 pm and Thursday, March 7 at 4 pm. Come out and support Nelson’s homeschooling community. Admission is by donation.

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