Thursday, September 20, 2018

Lord Stirling Theater Perform Ken Ludwig’s ‘Treasure Island’ October 5-14

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Basking Ridge, NJ: The Lord Stirling Theater Company will perform “Treasure Island” in the English Barn Theater at the Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. “Treasure Island” will open on Friday, October 5, at 7:30PM, with additional performances on October 6 at 7:30PM, October 7 at 2:00PM, October 12 and 13 at 7:30PM, and October 14 at 4:00PM. Tickets are $20 general admission, or $15 for seniors (65 and over), Farmstead Arts members, and students. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door (cash only).

Adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig (“Lend Me a Tenor,” “Crazy for You”) from the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Treasure Island” follows the adventures of a boy named Jim Hawkins who comes into possession of a treasure map. At the heart of the story is the relationship between young Jim and the infamous one-legged pirate, Long John Silver. A swashbuckling tale of buccaneers and buried gold, “Treasure Island” is entertainment for audiences of all ages.

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The Lord Stirling Theater Company’s production of “Treasure Island” is directed by Peter Curley of Maplewood. The cast includes: Kacey Hunt of North Plainfield as Jim Hawkins, Bill Ward of Basking Ridge as Long John Silver, Sharon McGuire of Westfield as Squire Trelawney/Job O’Brien, Lisa M. Black of Westfield as Dr. Livesey/Captain Flint, Jack Roberts of Morristown as Captain Smollett/Ben Gunn/Black Dog, Allen Roberts of Maplewood as Billy Bones/Jemmy Rathbone/Beggar/Calico Jack, Maxwell C. Blackriver of Mendham as Blind Pew/Israel Hands, Allan Gershenson of Linden as George Merry, Garry Tamburro of Springfield as Justice Death, Ed McCarty of Bridgewater as Ezekiel Hazard/Reverend Mainwaring, Lara E. Jordan of Woodbridge as Anne Bonny/Mrs. Hawkins, Robert H. Goodwin of Highland Park as Josiah Bland/Mr. Hawkins, and Richard Bull of New Providence as Tom Morgan/Boy/Sailor/Pirate. “Treasure Island” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

“Treasure Island” concludes The Lord Stirling Theater Company’s fifth season at the Farmstead Arts Center, which also featured a production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice” in June. Past productions include “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “Of Mice and Men” in 2017, “And Then There Were None” and “The Dresser” in 2016, “The Tempest” and “Frankenstein’s Fate” in 2015, and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in 2014. A dynamic community of creative artists based in Basking Ridge, the group is committed to presenting innovative theater for diverse audiences, through readings and full productions of classical theater and new works, as well as exploring the American experience through compelling productions that illuminate and celebrate our history, culture and literature. The theater group fosters the next generation of theater artists and audiences by providing unique hands-on educational programming and training in all aspects of theater production.

The English Barn Theater is wheelchair accessible. Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services please send an e-mail in advance to

Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

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