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Auditions for Players production


The Waynesboro Players will hold auditions for a production of Pirate Appreciation Day by local author and playwright Matthew Warner on Sunday, Nov. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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.



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