The Fearsome Pirate Frank

Set your compass for an unforgettable journey as Valley Catholic High School proudly presents its Fall Play, “The Fearsome Pirate Frank.” This swashbuckling production promises a tale of daring exploits, hidden treasures, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.


The pirate craze isn’t just a modern phenomenon, it dates back to Shakespearean times, according to two witty narrators in this snappy comedy.  As the story goes, the star of a popular pirate play — The Fearsome Pirate Frank — is the teenage heartthrob of every girl in Shakespearean England, even though he can’t remember his lines for the life of him!  However, when the actor playing Frank and his supporting cast, including prima donna Esmerelda, get kidnapped by real pirates during one of their productions, it’s good-bye stardom, hello servitude on a real pirate ship!  The narrators and a stream of hilarious sign-carriers keep the show moving as we see the pirate actors swabbing the decks under the orders of the real pirate Frank, who happens to be a woman.  But pirate actors are not the only ones hijacked in this comic romp…  so is the plot from a particular popular pirate flick!  In a chilling flashback sequence, the tale of how Captain Frank received the ’Blackmark” comes alive as we see her send her crooked captain to walk the plank.  Nightmare sailors, zombie pirates and hypnotizing mermaids fill this zany spoof with pop culture — even Spiderman makes an appearance! (Pioneer Drama Service)

Prepare to be enthralled by the high-seas escapades of “The Fearsome Pirate Frank.” Join us for an evening of adventure, laughter, and heartwarming moments. Grab your tricorn hats and set sail with us into the world of “The Fearsome Pirate Frank.” Fair winds and following seas await!

Performances are Nov. 3, 4, and 10 at 7 p.m.

Nov. 5, 11, and 12 at 2 p.m.

Click here for show tickets.

Produced with permission from Pioneer Drama Service.

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