Don’t miss this swashbuckling adventure

Published 7:14 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ahoy, me mateys! There be wee pirates afoot seeking to entertain ye! Arts of the Pamlico’s Bubblegum Theatre for Youth is hard at work in rehearsals on their latest production “Pirates of the Pamlico Jr.” The show’s creation is supported with funding from Nutrien.

“Pirates of the Pamlico, Jr.” is about pirates in training. Watch the journey of Kilgore Peri learning to become a pirate and what it means to be dedicated to his craft. The only problem is, he doesn’t want to be a pirate! His father, Bruce Peri, orders Kilgore to attend Pirate School aboard the Queen Ann’s Revenge on the Pamlico Sound. Will Kilgore become a pirate? What will happen if he doesn’t?

The show is an original play written by Rachel Isaac, based on a concept by Crystal Holman. Isaac is directing the show with Holman serving as assistant director. Both ladies have headed up Bubblegum Theatre since its creation. The set is being designed by East Carolina University Professor Jason Ammons.

“Pirates of the Pamlico, Jr.” will be presented live on stage at the historic Turnage Theatre on May 3 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $7 or $5 with a cash discount. Purchase your tickets at the theater or on AOP’s website at Go to the calendar and click on the event.

Don’t miss this swashbuckling, learning-to-love-yourself original tale!

AOP’s historic Turnage Theatre is located at 150 W. Main St. in Washington. To learn more about this event or future events, please visit AOP’s website at

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Written by Debra Torrence, AOP executive director, Crystal Holman, weekend coordinator, and Rachel Isaac, Youth Arts coordinator.