by Amanda Logan
February 11, 2014
It’s a romantic comedy, only with pirates, and no romance. Two pirates have been banished to the crow’s nest by their captain – and are to remain there until they’ve learned to get along with each other. They’ve already been there for quite some time. Almost entirely improvised, audiences can expect an authentic performance each night. Rum. Shanties. Diddling. Stories. And probably a sword fight.
Directed by improv-comedy king and award-winning director AL Connors, Margo MacDonald plays one remarkably upset pirate – having accused her shipmate (played by Richard Gélinas) as the party responsible for her parrot’s disappearance. This last year, MacDonald performed the lead role in GCTC’s production of Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) – nominated for a 2014 Prix Rideau Award (Outstanding Production). The season before, MacDonald was recognized with a Prix Rideau Award (Outstanding Performance) for GCTC’s Fly me to the Moon – an award for which she and Gélinas have collectively been nominated more years than not since the Prix Rideau Awards inaugural gala.
Much Ado About Feckin’ Pirates!
@ The Gladstone
910 Gladstone Ave.
March 13–29, 2014
Created by Richard Gélinas & Margo MacDonald
with AL Connors