• Graphic: On a pirate ship, a young boy sits on the shoulders of an older man, both dressed as pirates. Both are smiling, and a green parrot rests on the boy's shoulder.
  • On a pirate ship, a young boy sits on the shoulders of an older man
Ahoy! Join the Theatre Department for a jolly musical on the high seas.

A normal day at the beach turns into a day of adventure when young Jeremy Jacob spots a band of pirates rowing to shore! In between singing, dancing, and finding a place to bury their hidden treasure, hopefully Jeremy Jacob can make it home in time for soccer practice.

How I Became a Pirate runs September 23-25 and 30-October 2, 2022 in the Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater. Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are free for Southwestern students, faculty, and staff. Discounts are available for teachers, students, military, and seniors.

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Based upon the book “How I Became a Pirate” Written by Melinda Long and Illustrations by David Shannon

Performed by arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. HOW I BECAME A PIRATE received its world premiere at First Stage Children’s Theater, Milwaukee, WI.

“How I Became A Pirate” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com