Posing Strap Pirates Set Sail at the Eclectic Company Theatre
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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Our group thought Posing Pirates was just plain fun. Silly and campy fun - we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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This production is fine for what it is intending to be - a farce geared towards primarily gay men. The audience was half-full, and was almost entirely gay men. The play was over the top camp, which is intended. The set was minimal, they...continued
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“Plenty of wrestling and some leather action pepper this hilarious romp on the high seas. Running at just over an hour, Posing Strap Pirates is quick, fun, and entertaining.” -EDGE Los Angeles
“This little comic adventure holds true to a classic pirate yarn, but with a manly twist! Amusing piece that shows where men are men and are all glad of it:, something of a notion that gives this production its appeal.” -Accessibly Live
" Under Laura Lee Bahr’s astute direction, the cast … hit just the right notes, somewhere between heightened and over-the-top. I had a whale of a good time at sea." -StageSceneLA (Recommended)
“This should amuse lovers of gay camp.” -LA Weekly
Toye Buck, handsome young heir to a Louisiana sugar plantation, is kidnapped by the real pirates of the Caribbean, the desperate cutthroats of the pirate ship Billy Budd, with the most feared crew ever to sail under a flapping Jolly Roger. The captain, Rake Matelot, wants Toye to be his love toy.
Toye wants none of that. He is, after all, engaged to be married to a lady in Martinique. He becomes friends with the cabin boy, Beau Ideal. Very good friends. Very, very good friends, in fact. This enrages Rake, who demands vengeance.
What will Toye do?
Playwright Michael Van Duzer’s other works include Hopeful Romantic, Recalled to Life, Tawdry Tales, Cloudburst, Trattoria of Terror and The History of Gay Theatre in Something More Than Sixty Seconds. He is also a director.
Laura Lee Bahr directs the new production. She has acted and written often for The Eclectic Company Theatre, appearing on its stage most recently in Preposterous. Posing Strip Pirates marks her directing debut.
The cast of includes John Dickey, Paul Duffy, Mason Hallberg, Jonathon Lamer, Kerr Seth Lordygan, David Robert May and Jeffrey Patrick Olson.
Stage manager: Jennifer Salas. Assistant director: Questa Gleason. Casting: Alisha Seaton. Costume design: Ken Patton. Lighting design: John Dickey. Sound design: Jeff Folschinsky. Set design: Ryan Siebrasse. Original music: Niki Blumberg.