COQUILLE — Head to Sawdust Theatre to follow young Jim Hawkins and his friends as they sail a dangerous sea of adventure with Long John Silver and his pirate band at the helm when the Missoula Children's Theatre and over 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel "Treasure Island." Show times are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Sawdust Theatre located at 120 N Adams in Coquille. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students 18 and under.

Treasure Island was originally developed by the Missoula Children's Theatre in partnership with The Montana Power Foundation. This production is part of the Missoula Children's Theatre's unique international touring project and is presented locally by CREATE Center.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call Nancy Keller at 541-290-8479.

Show synopsis:

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The Missoula Children's Theatre takes pride in presenting TREASURE ISLAND, an original adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel. Young Jim Hawkins, a mischievous lad, lives with his Mother and six Sisters in a seaside village on the coast of Maine. The year is 1782 and the American War for Revolution is in its last days. Longing for adventure, Jim comes under the hypnotic spell of the legendary pirate, Long John Silver. While waiting tables in the family Inn, Jim finds a treasure map and, with the villainous Silver as his seeming mentor, sails uncharted seas with only the ragged map and a flock of Gulls as guides. Always up for adventure, Jim’s Ruffian friends say farewell to their Village parents and serve as cabin boys for Silver and his band of hilarious (although unsavory) Pirate types. Once on the island, nights are sleepless as true colors are revealed in our hero’s quest for the proverbial happy ending. Then - at last - the treasure is found and hand in hand we’re homeward bound. TREASURE ISLAND - it’ll shiver your timbers!

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