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Swashbuckling Sam and the Tale of Blackbeard’s Revenge (FringeNYC)

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious
2 reviews
4 reviews

Part of FringeNYC: What would you do if a pirate appeared in your kitchen? Seven-year-old Sam is having a rough time at school when Captain Silver whisks her off to his magical world. Can Sam find stolen pirate treasure - and discover courage, too?

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Categories: FringeJR, Comedy, Local. From Wide Eyed Productions. Written by Leonora Bernstein. Directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann and Stephanie C.Cunningham.


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Nitelife Exchange

"An energetic play, although more work on some costumes and other visual elements would have brought more color and excitement...The writing of Leonora Bernstein’s piece is easygoing fare with some comedy. There are some lively instances of pirate talk and a parrot gets some good lines, too…A little more swashbuckling would be good, but this is fine if fairly mild fare. Some of the seven cast members could use more adrenaline and a pacing pick-me-up." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"The ensemble is engaged, lively, and manages to find moments of real truth in the fantastic world. They avoid the over-energized falseness that can so often sink the ship of theatre for young audiences. The show is also enhanced significantly by some beautiful and delicate shadow puppets by Melissa Cherno; particularly nice is a boat with lifted sails that appears early in Sam’s fantasy." Full Review

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Funny, Original, Entertaining, Quick-moving

See it if you like shows about adventures and/or pirates or if you want to see a show that is not very time consuming.

Don't see it if you don't like pirates, fantasy and/or shows that are not even hour long.

Enchanting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You and your kids want adventure if the Treasure Island variety, with a young girl protagonist

Don't see it if You can't sit still for 40 minutes. But that wouldn't happen with this show!

Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You've got kids who've always dreamed of being pirates. Or if you've ever dreamed of being a pirate. Escapism at its finest.

Don't see it if You want deep, serious theatre. This is a super fun kids' show with a talented cast, and it is well worth seeing, even without kids in tow.

Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You are looking for something fun and entertaining to watch.

Don't see it if You don't like great shows.