Plaza Theatre Company Official Press Release – TREASURE ISLAND

Plaza Theatre Company – PRESS RELEASE

Plaza Theatre Company to present the Robert Louis Stevenson classic TREASURE
ISLAND, opening September 16th

August 24th, 2011

Plaza Theatre Company is proud to announce the opening of TREASURE ISLAND on
September 16th, 2011. The production will play Plaza’s newly renovated theatre at 111
S. Main Street in Cleburne, TX opening September 16th and playing through October 8th,
2011. The show will be the 47th produced by Plaza Theatre Company since it’s inception in
November of 2006.

“Plaza has been open for almost five years and has produced nearly 50 musicals and
comedies”, says G. Aaron Siler, Plaza Co-Producer and Director of TREASURE ISLAND. “But
I can honestly say that Plaza patrons have never seen anything like this. The show will
feature swordfights galore, a live pirate band and adventure on the high seas all in the
intimate confines of Plaza’s theatre-in-the-round setting. TREASURE ISLAND is bound to
become an unforgettable night of theatre for Plaza patrons.”

Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, TREASURE ISLAND is a
stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. Beginning in England in 1775, the story quickly
becomes an unforgettable tale of treachery and mayhem featuring a host of legendary
swashbucklers. At the center of it all is 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. Silver is an unscrupulous buccaneer-rogue whose greedy quest for gold, coupled with
his affection for Jim, cannot help but win the heart of every soul who has ever longed for
romance, treasure and adventure.

TREASURE ISLAND is under the direction of G. Aaron Siler with Stage Management by Dora
Hunt, Costume design by Tina Barrus, Set design by Milette & Aaron Siler and JaceSon
Barrus, Lighting design by Aaron Siler, Prop design by Milette Siler, and Sound design by
Aaron Siler.

The cast for TREASURE ISLAND is: (double cast where noted)

Actor One – Jim Hawkins……………………………………….Cooper Rodgers
Actor Two – Long John Silver, Jim’s Father………………..Luke Hunt
Actor Three – Captain Flint, Dr. Livesy………………………JaceSon Barrus
Actor Four – Squire Trelawney, The Bailiff………………….Greg Burton
Actor Five – Captain Smollett, Inn Guest……………………Jay Cornils
Actor Six – Rev. Manwaring, Ben Gunn………………………Jonathan Kennedy
Actor Seven – Anne Bonny………………………………………Jill Etheridge / Caroline Rivera
Actor Eight – Mary Read…………………………………………Tabitha Barrus / Jo Anne Gracey
Actor Nine – Blind Pew, Calico Jack…………………………..Aaron Lett
Actor Ten – George Merry, Bailiff’s Son………………………Ray Blanton
Actor Eleven – Jemmy Rathbone, Ezekial Hazard…………Auston McIntosh
Actor Twelve – Billy Bones, Pirate Band……………………..Aaron Siler
Actor Thirteen – Blackdog, Israel Hands…………………….Nathaniel Harper
Actor Fourteen – Tom Morgan, Bristol Sailor………………Devlin Pollock
Actor Fifteen – Justice Death……………………………………A. Solomon Abah
Actor Sixteen – Bristol Dock Begger, Josiah Bland………..Stan Denman
Actor Seventeen – Inn Guest, Bristol Sailor…………………Cody Vernon
Actor Eighteen – Jim’s Mother………………………………….Kristi Taylor
Actor Nineteen – Widow Drews…………………………………Emily Warwick
Actor Twenty – Pirate band lead instrumentalist………….Parker Barrus
Actor Twenty One – Inn Guest, Bristol Docks Girl…………Dora Hunt

TREASURE ISLAND will continue the tradition of featuring a special opening night event.
Those who attend opening night are invited to a special opening night after party with the
cast and crew. Details will be made available to those in attendance.

TREASURE ISLAND will play Plaza Theatre Company from September 16th thru October
8th, 2011 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm with Saturday afternoon
matinees at 3pm. A special performance of the show will also be given on Monday
September 19th at 7:30pm in honor of “National Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day”. Ticket prices
are $15 for Adults, $13 for Seniors and Students and $12 for children. Reservations are
recommended and can be made by calling 817-202-0600 or visiting the Plaza Box Office
between the hours of 10am and 6pm Monday thru Saturday.

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