Our summer tour of Shiver We Timbers! closed on August 12. It was a swashbuckling adventure to be sure, full of pleasures and perils. With your help, we found the lost treasure of Penelope Pandulce Potrero (the Pirate Princess of Pangea), and we made lots of new friends and reconnected with old ones — over 1000 of you came to see us this summer!
Every adventure was a bit different — because you picked it! On our voyages, we explored uncharted isles, encountered “graceful” mermaids and dancing undersea creatures, were cursed by sea magic, escaped scrapes in the mythical pirate port of Puerto Peruguano, met our doom aboard a scurvy ship, were dragged to the depths by the Kraken, collided with an iceberg, were rammed by an enemy ship, and even came under attack from small pirates wielding paper cannon balls. But never once were we struck by lightning! What luck.
Meekins (Sam Bertken), Madame D. (Rebecca Longworth), Thumper (Joan Howard), Guy Hank (Paul Collins) and Princess Gwen (Marlene Yarosh) consult a treasure map. Photo by Soren Santos.
Thumper and Samuel Peaches take a turn as singing Mermaids. (Joan Howard and Casey Robbins.) Photo by Soren Santos.
Evil Pirates aboard their evil pirate ship: Guy Hank (Paul Collins) as Captain Long Johns Danpier, Samuel Peaches (Casey Robbins) as Lord Trelawney, Meekins (Sam Bertken) as Bloody Lancaster and Princess Gwen (Marlene Yarosh) as Lady Blackhat. Photo by Soren Santos
Lord Trelawney (Casey Robbins as Samuel Peaches) attacked by The Kraken (Joan Howard as Thumper). Photo by Soren Santos
A sea storm hits the Good Ship Peripatetic! Photo by Soren Santos.
As always, the best part — and, it turns out, the treasure itself — is connecting with you, our audiences. We were especially thrilled to see you dressed up in your most piratical costumes! You came out to your local parks with your littlest family members and your wisest, and even some furry friends as well, and we hope you were delighted by our show. THANK YOU!
A small pirate looks toward the Good Ship Peripatetic during “Shiver We Timbers” at Lincoln Park, Alameda, 2018.
Samuel Peaches (Casey Robbins) as Captain of the Good Ship Peripatetic with new recruits to his pirate crew.
We look forward to seeing you again soon! Between now and our next summer tour, keep an eye out for special events, one-off performances, and workshops!
(Hint: our first workshop is coming up on November 3, 2018!)
A rousing Thank You to all who have supported Shiver We Timbers!, our 2018 summer tour — including donors to our Particularly Obstinate Obstacle Course, all those who have donated online, our site hosts and sponsors, and everyone who stopped by our pirate photo booth at the Port Costa Town Wide Yard Sale on May 26.
Thanks to you, we’re already 71.78% of the way to our funding goal of $4000! Huzzah, math!
Pirate Portraits from our photo booth at the Port Costa Town Wide Yard Sale … Ahoy!
Your support makes it possible for us to bring free theatre to parks and public spaces around the Bay Area! Think of it this way… rather than buying a ticket, your donation is a lot like handing tickets out to people in your community. Feels pretty nice, right?
And that’s not all…
Your contribution is worth double, thanks to a grant from the East Bay Fund for Artists that matches all donations through July 15, up to our goal of $4,000. This grant will help Idiot String create a new play for Port Costa in 2019.
Whatever the adventure, the Peripatetic Players and Idiot String aim to connect people through joyful shared experience and participatory fun. When we create our shows, we’re also creating the world we want to live in: one full of imaginative play, shared stories, and do-it-yourself delight.
Haven’t donated yet? Want to chip in some more? Here’s a button!
The Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players are happy to report that they all managed to complete 16 obstacles in the Third Annual Particularly Obstinate Obstacle Course (POOC)!
Held Saturday, May 19th in the year 2018, the POOC was a rousing success!
The Skeleton Pirate was decimated by Pirate Gwen, Pirate Stephanie, Pirate Thumper, and Pirate Guy!
This year’s Obstacles were presented on a map, illustrated by our very own Sam Bertken:
Our very own treasure map!
Our Obstacles were:
|1. The Pledge of Arrlegiance!
||9. The Kraken!
|2. Pirate Gwen’s Pirate Closet
||10. Tug of (Man O’) War
|3. Catwalk the Plank
||11. Cannonball Toss
|4. Crows Nest Climb Time
||12. Rogue Wave Rider
|5. Catapult Cannon Toss
||13. Shiver Me Timbers
|6. Skeleton Pirate
||14. Skarkline (a perennial favorite)
|7. Samuel Peaches’ Siren Song
||15. Sea Shanty
|8. Pirate Puns
||16. Time Fer Treasure!
Thank you so much to all of our friends who joined us in Mosswood Park — it wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun without you!
Look at this boat!
s p o o k y
How did Samuel fare?
Madame, Err, Pirate Directrix!
Becoming a pirate starts with a hat.
What do ye see?
RRRRR ye ready?
If you get lost, go here!
There is still time to donate, if you’d like to help us bring FREE theatre to Bay Area parks and public spaces; donations made now through July 15th will be DOUBLED through our Matching Grant from the Easy Bay Fund For Artists.
Photo by Tim Guydish!