The Pirate Laureate of Port Town

theatre · mutineer theatre company · Ages 12+ · United States

family friendly world premiere
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MAD MAGPIE uncertified reviewer June 10, 2012
Great show. Witty writing, performers are having a blast, so it is not hard for the audience to join in. Well done. Kid friendly - a fun way to spend an afternoon.... full review
MARISA GUGLIELMOTTI uncertified reviewer June 18, 2012
This production is my favorite out of all of them, so far. It looked like everyone was having fun. Sword fights are always a plus.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 24, 2012
There was absolutely nothing charming, interesting or even mildly entertaining about this show. The script was mindless and pointless. Something about pirates who fight with poetry. This concept may have been fun in theory, but it needed to be a full-blown parody of old pirate movies to even be somewhat amusing. If it was supposed to be spoofy and campy it completely failed in execution. The cast worked hard to make due with what they could with a horrific script and inept direction. However, for the most part the performances were sophomoric at best and painful at worst. During the excruciatingly long 70 minutes, they stayed much more on the painful side. I found myself counting the seconds until this show would end. When they used ... full review
HETTIE LYNNE HURTES certified reviewer June 19, 2012
I love plays that spoof the traditional....and "Pirate Laureate of Port Town" does just that. It's a clever sendup to piracy on the high seas....this time piracy in a black box! Despite the small space, director Chil Kong utilizes it brilliantly, even including sword play...well okay one of the characters IS flailing a parasol..... Perfect casting too, including Jon Cohn and Mark Withers...everyone actually, flawlessly transitioning from one character to another in record time. I hope "Pirate Laureate" doesn't end at the Fringe but sails beyond! Hettie Lynne Hurtes... full review