Pirates Steal The Greatest Treasure: Our Hearts

Klein Drama presents its first show of the year

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Danielle Vela

The pirates turn on their leader, Long John Silver.

Andrew Duncan, Staff Writer

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Klein Drama added another fall play for the books with their performance of “Treasure Island.” The play had showings from September 15, 16, 17 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and this particular production was directed by Tina Lee Domino.

The story of Treasure Island follows the main character, Jim Hawkins, played by junior  Maggie Atkinson, a young girl with aspirations to become a pirate.

 She’s invited by other pirates to join them on a journey to find a treasure called Flint’s Fist. On this journey, she bonds with some of the other crew members and learns about what goes on in the life of a pirate. Over the course of the story, Long John Silver, played by senior  Noah Cardenas, and a few other crew members betray the others because they want the treasure all for themselves. This eventually leads to the traitors getting killed by a trap that was set up to protect this treasure. 

By the end of the show, Jim figures out that the life of a pirate isn’t really what she wants and decides to steer away from that kind of life.

The sets used demonstrated the main settings in which the story takes place, which are a boat, an island, and an inn. They also used the space underneath the set for when a character needed to hide.

“I love all the cast and crew, but also they worked so hard for everything,” senior Davy Humphreys, stage manager, said. “It is just a great experience.” 

The play also had a couple of comedic instances. Although not something that’ll have the audience dying of laughter the entire time, there were still quite a few funny moments that were displayed throughout its duration. 

This was a change from what Klein had been doing. Lately the kinds of plays that Klein Drama had been performing were murder mysteries, this was more of an adventure and a drama than a murder mystery. 

“It was very different from the kinds of things we normally do, which was both good and bad because it gave a lot of people an opportunity to shine and do really well, but also it was definitely a little bit out of our comfort zone for a lot of people,” junior Adah Chamberlain, who played Grandma Hawkins, said. “But overall, I think it went pretty well.” 

While there were plenty of parts in the play that were pretty predictable. There was plenty of emotion, whether it was a scene that was of major importance or a scene with not much significance to the story being told. 

“The thing I enjoy most about theater is definitely working towards a greater thing,” senior Alex Dore, who played Ben Gunn, said. “We start off with practically nothing but by working together with other people we’re able to perform and create this massive show with very little elements in a short amount of time. It’s really satisfying.”