Northeast State Theater stages “Treasure Island”

A pirate story worthy of the most daring buccaneer hits the stage next month when Northeast State Theater presents Treasure Island, a whirlwind of adventure, special effects, and drama on the high seas.

Adapted by Ara Watson from the novel of Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is the coming-of-age story of Jim Hawkins’ thrilling adventure – as reflected upon by his adult self – in search of buried treasure on a distant and mysterious island.

Treasure Island at Northeast State
Treasure Island at Northeast State

Directed by Elizabeth McKnight Sloan, the play features a cast of swashbuckling pirates surrounded by elements of wind and water, swords and sea chanteys, and old ropes and rowboats on the South Seas.  The play follows young Jim’s adventures with the pirates, ship battles, betrayal, and the infamous Long John Silver, who just may be the “devil hisself.”

The show will run for two successive weekends of April 4-7 and April 12-14.   Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., April 4-6 and April 12 and 13.   Matinee performances begin at 2 p.m., April 6-7 and April 12-14.

Tickets are $10 general admission.   Performances are free to current Northeast State students, but they must pick up tickets at the box office.   Tickets can be purchased online at or at the theater’s box office one hour prior to the show.   The house opens 30 minutes before show time.

All shows will be held in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts (WRCPA) Theater on the College’s main campus at Blountville, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.  The play is being presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

For more information, contact Northeast State Theater at 423.354.2479, e-mail or visit the Facebook page

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