Cross Community Players produce “The Pirates of Penzance”
Cross Community Players say “The Pirates of Penzance” is one of the most adventurous productions they’ve done in the organization’s 38 years. Performances begin July 20 at Osseo Senior High Auditorium.
About Cross Community Players
Cross Community Players serve the community by providing family-friendly theatrical and musical experiences. The productions serves two purposes. First, they give opportunities for people to participate and collaborate in productions. Secondly, the shows raise money for charitable causes, most notably CROSS or Christians Reaching Out in Social Services.
The organizations website says more than 10, 000 individuals have donated thousands of hours to more than 300 performances. A local board of volunteers meets monthly to organize all the details surrounding the two large-scale productions each year.
“The Pirates of Penzance”
This classic work by Gilbert and Sullivan should be a favorite with audiences this summer.
“It’s the story of a young man who when he was a child was indentured to a band of pirates. However they are not the pirates we tend to think about,” says director Nick Albrecht.
Albrecht says today people think of pirates like Johnny Depp’s character in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. Instead, these pirates are the clumsiest and sweetest pirates you’ll ever meet.
The show is a comic opera with a fair amount of dialogue.
“It is a fun show,” says Albrecht. “Gilbert and Sullivan wrote these light comic operas to entertain with a little bit of satire involved. It is a little tongue and cheek at points.”
If you go
“The Pirates of Penzance” at Osseo Senior High Auditorium
July 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m.
July 22, 29 2:30 p.m.
Cross Community Players is collecting nonperishable foods and back to school supplies at the door of the performance. For more information on showtime and tickets, visit their website.