Bid on chance to be part of PM&L's 'Pirates of Penzance'

  • Nic Cicerale as the The Pirate King from PM&L Theatre's upcoming production of "The Pirates of Penzance," which opens July 26.

    Nic Cicerale as the The Pirate King from PM&L Theatre's upcoming production of "The Pirates of Penzance," which opens July 26. Courtesy of Connie Wurster

  • The newest pirate recruit, played by Avery Carlson, receives a parley from Samuel, played by John Carlson. PM&L Theatre is auctioning off a walk-on role for every performance of "The Pirates of Penzance." Bidding concludes on July 26.

    The newest pirate recruit, played by Avery Carlson, receives a parley from Samuel, played by John Carlson. PM&L Theatre is auctioning off a walk-on role for every performance of "The Pirates of Penzance." Bidding concludes on July 26. Courtesy of Connie Wurster

 

Submitted by PM&L Theatre

A rollicking band of pirates has landed in Antioch and is looking for recruits.

PM&L Theatre's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" opens July 26 and will run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until Aug. 11. The play is directed by Mark Audrain, who previously directed "Almost, Maine" at PM&L.

The comic operetta revolves around Frederic (Liam Bell), who joins a group of tenderhearted pirates led by the Pirate King (Nic Cicerale) after being released from his indentured apprenticeship after completing his 21st year on the planet.

He falls in love with Mabel (Annika Churchill), the ward of Major-General Stanley (Ari Cohen), and learns that his birthday falls on Feb. 29, which means he technically only has a birthday every leap year, so he has to stay with the pirates he apprenticed with for another 63 years.

Ever dutiful, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel will wait for him faithfully until that day arrives.

PM&L Theatre is auctioning off the opportunity to have a walk-on role for every performance of "The Pirates of Penzance." The auction will conclude July 26.

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For more information and to bid on a performance, visit www.biddingowl.com and find the PM&L Theatre Auction.

"The Pirates of Penzance" will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 26 and 27, and Aug. 2, 3, 9 and 10, with Sunday matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4 and 11.

Tickets are available online at pmltheatre.com and are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets directly through the box office, call (847) 395-3055.

The box office is open from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and an hour and a half before curtain on show dates.

PM&L is a nonprofit, community-based volunteer organization located in historical downtown Antioch. For ticket purchase, show announcements, news, and more about their season, call (847) 395-3055 or visit www.pmltheatre.com. They are also on Facebook and Twitter.

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