PIRATE APPRECIATION DAY – COMEDY SCRIPT ABOUT PIRATES
Harken, mateys! Modern piracy no longer has its “good” name — or so claims the Pirate Appreciation Movement. This group of buccaneers believes commandeering 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. Teenage nerd Paisley Nettleton is a prodigy of ancient languages and archeology, hovered over by his squabbling parents, Ned and Doris. The Captain — the hairiest 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!
The Waynesboro Players Community Theater premiered the play on Feb. 23–26, 2012 for a 4-show run in Waynesboro, VA. and was hailed as an “Uproarious comedy” by the Augusta Free Press.
Author: Matthew Warner
Type: Two-act comedy
Genre: Off The Wall Comedy
Cast: 11 Principals, 8M 3F and 7 smaller parts
Ages of the actors: Teenage up to older adult
Suitable for: All ages
Length: Play two hours long
Set: With the exception of Act I, Scene 1, which is at a bus stop, all scenes are aboard the M.S. Stillwater, a Caribbean cruise ship. The play takes place at various locations on the ship, such as by a railing, on the deck, a hallway and the casino.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – a lot of fun for a large cast. Crowd control. Comedy script about pirates. Nuff said.
Cost is $6 for this previously produced digital script with a successful run
Copyright © December 2015 Matthew Warner and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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