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Musical features lady pirates

Play free, but tickets required

by: Submitted Photo  - Cast members from front left are, Colton Carson, Bryce Gibson, Alexander Benham, Riley Gibson, Maridee Gregory, Kaitlyn Monchamp, and Marsha Casey. Back left,  Garreth Davis, Zeb Bemrose, Carl Benham, Kellian Moore, Jacob Jones, John Casey, Clay Gibson, Stephanie Whiteside, Emilee Gregory, Anne Raines, Rachel Detres, Jillian Sutherlin, Joy DeHaan, Lory Sutherlin, Steve Gibson and Teri Drew.


   The High Desert Community theater will present the musical play "The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree" On Oct. 26, 27, and Nov. 2, 3, and 4, in the Culver High School multipurpose room.
   The play is free, but tickets must now be obtained in advance. This is due to more people turning out for plays than there was seating available in the past.
   Tickets can be picked up at the Culver City Hall or Madras Chamber of Commerce.
   The plot involves a captain whose ship is beset by lady pirates. When his crew jumps ship upon sighting the pirates in the distance, Captain Jennings is left with a makeshift crew of motley prisoners and Fergus, a sailor who can't swim, to protect his wealthy passengers, the Prescots, from the inevitable attack.
   As the lady pirates take over the defenseless ship, the audience will enjoy a swashbuckling musical comedy with a host of hysterical characters on deck and a spectacular muiscal score by Bill Francoeur. The play is based on a book by Martin A. Follos.
   The cast includes:
   Colton Carson, Bryce Gibson, Alexander Benham, Riley Gibson, Maridee Gregory, Kaitlyn Monchamb, Marsha Casey, Garreth Davis, Zeb Bemrose, Carl Benham, Kellian Moore, Jacob Jones, John Casey, Clay Gibson, Stephanie Whiteside, Emilee Gregory, Anne Raines, Rachel Detres, Jillian Sutherlin, Joy DeHaan, Lory Sutherlin, Steve Gibson and Teri Drew.
   The play is directed by Steve Gibson, with Marsha Casey as the assistant director, and Sharon Gibson as the musical director.
   Showtimes will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m.
   The HDCT is a nonprofit organization and any donations given at the performances are used to cover production costs. The group hopes to produce two comedic plays a year.