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How I Became a Pirate

September 22–October 22, 2017

Based on the book by Melinda Long and Illustrated by David Shannon

Directed by Jenny Male

Recommended for all ages


Argh matey! It’s pirate's life for me on the high seas! One day as Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, a pirate ship rows ashore in search of a place to bury the pirate’s treasure. Taken aboard as an honorary pirate, Jeremy learns the ropes of what it really means to be a swashbuckling (but smelly) pirate, and the pirates just might learn how to play soccer too.






Meet the Cast of How I Became a Pirate

Gregory Atkin
Swill the Pirate

Danny Bertaux
Sharktooth the Pirate

Peter Boyer
Braid Beard

Michelle Huey
Max the Pirate





Kelsey Painter
Jeremy Jacob

Awa Sal Secka
Pirate Pierre

Sarah Anne Sillers
Pirate Seymour

Tess Higgins
Seymour/Max U/S


Ariel Messeca
Braid Beard,
Sharktooth U/S

Jenna Murphy
Jeremy Jacob
Swill U/S

Sierra Young
Pierre U/S




How I Became a Pirate In the Press

DC Metro Theater Arts

"Better than the book? That’s almost never the case, but here, I have to agree." 

DC Theatre Scene

"In case I haven’t made it clear how much I loved this show, let me say that it left me wishing that I could come back for a second act."

Beltway Bambinos

"This is yet another can’t miss show put on by Adventure Theatre, one in which I have told everyone we know to 'avast ye (stop and check this out) before it’s too late." 

Adventure Moms DC

"This silly musical is entertaining and funny for the whole family!"


"I can’t help wishing as well that those zany pirates show up in a sequel" 

Broadway World Reviews

"This show has enough packed into its 60-minute run time that both boys and girls will want to take a trip aboard the Jolly Roger."







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