NEWS: News from the Festival: Treasure Island Edition (CEDAR CITY)

June 13, 2017—Cedar City, Utah
SHAKESPEARE E-GLOBE
Treasure Island Edition
Costume Design by Brenda Van Der Wiel
DESIGNER SKETCHES AND DESIGNS
Treasure Island, a classic epic that many of us remember from our childhoods, is a tale full of buried treasure, cutthroat pirates, the larger-than-life Long John Silver, and the courageous young cabin boy Jim Hawkins. It is a story full of adventure and thrills. But, when presented on our stage, it will also have beautiful and breathtaking costumes and scenery from our designers.
Michael Elich (left) as Long John Silver and Sceri Sioux Ivers as Jim Hawkins.
JIM HAWKINS: FROM YOUNG BOY TO MAN
Robert Louis Stevenson and his adapter, Mary Zimmerman, have given their audiences a skilled and nuanced portrait of the young Jim Hawkins and his development to becoming a good man. In the end, the growing-up Jim is subsumed by the grownup Jim, who tells us what happens to everyone but himself. No self-reflection is necessary. Jim’s humility has him leave us with the memory of a great, life-changing voyage, and “Pieces of Eight! Pieces of Eight!” ringing in our ears.
Mary Zimmerman
THE PLAYWRIGHT: MARY ZIMMERMAN
There is something whimsical in the way Mary Zimmerman describes her work. Zimmerman, the Tony-award winning director who adapted Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic Treasure Island for the stage, prefers to produce her work organically, building in stages until the completed work feels right. “I have an unusual process that I’ve somehow just gotten away with for the last however many decades, and it’s that I don’t start with a script,” she has said.
 
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