BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Trilogy Repertory Co. of Basking Ridge will stage an interactive children's version of "Treasure Island" that will turn audience members into participants during performance at local libraries throughout the month of January.
Matt Marino of Basking Ridge is director of the production, which is being produced by Trilogy president Jaye Barre.
Six actors are filling a variety of roles in the Steve and Kathy Hotchner version of the classic.
First peformances in Chester, Bernardsville and Randolph
The show is set to debut on Saturday, Jan. 9, with a performance at 10:30 a.m. at the Chester Library.
The second performance this Saturday is scheduled at 1 p.m. at the Bernardsville Public Library, and at 3 p.m. at the Randolph library.
Additional performances are scheduled the following Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Peapack-Gladstone, and at 3 p.m. at the Warren Township Library.
On Saturday, Jan. 23, "Treasure Island" is scheduled to come to its hometown for three scheduled performances at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
The library website says free tickets are available for the three performances, scheduled for 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. that day.
The play, advertised by the Bernards Library as being targeted for children ages 4 to 10, features Jacob Lesser as Jamie; Ed McCarty as Captain Smollet; Hugh Wallace as Long John Silver; Christine Lawton as Red; Erin Macken as Crossbun; and NJ McBride as Ben Bulba.