The auditions will be held at the Waynesboro Players Warehouse, 722 E. Main St., Waynesboro, from 6-8 p.m. on both Nov. 27 and Nov. 30.
Pirate Appreciation Day follows the efforts of the so-called Pirate Appreciation Movement to restore the good name of moderny piracy.
The group of buccaneers believes hijacking a cruise ship on the Talk Like a Pirate Day holiday is the proper route to infamy. Its saltiest members, Walker D. Plank and sidekick Halitosis Halvard, sneak aboard the M.S. Stillwater as it departs for a Caribbean cruise.
They discover more than they bargained for in a colorful ensemble of fellow passengers. Frederick Feedle Fillingsworth is a fugitive museum curator with a valuable stolen artifact. Teenaged nerd Paisley Nettleton is a prodigy of ancient languages and archeology, hovered over by his squabbling parents, Ned and Doris. The Captain — the hairest man of the Seven Seas — would do anything to win the affections of Bridget, the mysterious yeoman.
By the time night falls on the first day at sea, a tentacled monster will be summoned, a sword fight will be fought with plastic butter knives, and someone will take a one-way voyage to Davy Jones’s locker. Aye so, but ’tis good to be a pirate!
Roles to fill:
Principals: 7 men (20s–late 40s), 4 women (20s–late 40s)
Supporting: 5 men (20s–40s), 2 women (20s)
More information: www.WaynesboroPlayers.org.