By Patricia Rettig
Sail into adventure with Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s debut of “How I Became a Pirate.” This exciting new Pyramid Players production is based on Melinda Long’s best-selling children’s book and is on stage through March 15 for kids of all ages.
The story centers on young Jeremy Jacob, who is recruited by Captain Braid Beard and his mates to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Along the way, Jeremy learns all about being a pirate and discovers many surprises – including the perfect spot to bury the treasure.
It’s a story of adventure and finding one’s own heart – a path that can’t be found on any treasure map.
Isaac Herzog stars as Jeremy Jacob, the boy who finds adventure can be as close as his own backyard. Peter Scharbrough is Braid Beard, with A.J. Morrison as Swill the Pirate, Stephen Barnowski as Sharktooth the Pirate, Michael Davis as Pirate Pierre, Robert Kingery as Max the Pirate and Jordan Moody as Pirate Seymour Braunschwagger.
The show is directed by Eddie Curry, with musical director Kristy Templet, choreographer Deb Wims and stage manager Jeff Stockberger.
“How I Became a Pirate” is the first production in the 2014 Live Theatre for Kids series at Beef & Boards.
Pyramid Players productions are 1-hour in length and presented without intermission. Performances are for all ages, but offered particularly for children in preschool through sixth grade. Children have the opportunity to meet the cast after each show for pictures and autographs.
“How I Became a Pirate” – Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd. in Indianapolis. Performances are 10 a.m. on most Fridays and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on most Saturdays through March 15. Tickets are $15.50 and include a snack. For more information call 872-9664 or visit www.beefandboards.com