|Walter Fitzgerald as Squire Trelawney in the 1950 Disney adaptation of |
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate tale, Treasure Island
"Treasure Island is the story of Jim Hawkins, a young boy who befriends Billy Bones, a dying pirate staying at his mother's Inn. When Bones passes, he leaves Jim a map to the hidden treasure of the deceased pirate Captain Flint. Jim brings the map to Squire Trelawney, a local nobleman, and Dr. Livesy, a physician who had been attending to Billy Bones. The group decides to hire a ship and crew to set off in search of Flint's treasure.
"Trelawney makes the unfortunate decision to hire one Long John Silver as the ship's cook, a man who also turns out to be Flint's former quartermaster - a pirate with an agenda of his own. Silver manages to get several other former members of Flint's crew onto the ship as well, and once the group arrives at Treasure Island, a battle begins over who will get the treasure."
The character of Squire Trelawney has been played in film adaptations by Nigel Bruce (1934), Walter Fitzgerald (1950), Walter Slezak (1972), Richard Johnson (1990) and Fozzie Bear in Muppet Treasure Island (1996). Now coming to the stage, the latest in a long line of nobles, my daughter Madeline as Squire Trelawney!
Oakton High School Theatre Arts presents:
I can hardly wait!
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