Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' to debut at Victoria's Craigdarroch Castle
|Craigdarroch Castle was built between 1887-1890 on a hill overlooking Victoria, BC|
Shiver me timbers! A new version of Treasure Island is set to take over the fourth floor dance hall* at Victoria's Craigdarroch Castle with six performances in March. Actor Jason Stevens, known for his popular one-man productions at Craigdarroch of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, headlines the show.
Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, which the author penned in 1883, is the fast-moving tale of buccaneers and gold, treasure maps and stowaways. As one of the most dramatized "coming of age" adventure stories, audiences will hear this classic tale as Stevens brings Long John Silver, Ben Gunn, Black Dog and other infamous characters to life.
The one-hour production is storytelling in its traditional form, performed as it would have been in 1883. There are no special effects, props, lights or soundtrack. The performance is suitable for children aged 10 and above.
Jason Stevens is a Victoria Critic's Choice nominee for best Actor. He has appeared on popular series including CTV's iZombie and Arrow and NBC's Timeless.
*There are 87 steps to the fourth floor dance hall and no elevator in the castle
|Actor Jason Stevens|
Photo courtesy Craigdarroch Castle