Arden Theatre’s Treasure Island Puts a Female Twist on Classic Tale

Audiences of all ages will love this imaginative tale of swashbuckling adventure, starting April 3, 2019!

Let your imagination set sail!  Audiences of all ages are invited to “walk the plank” at Arden Theatre Company this spring as they present a unique twist on the swashbuckling tale TREASURE ISLAND.  Single tickets for the production, which runs April 3 through May 2 on Arden’s Arcadia Stage, are currently on sale.


“We are thrilled to be bringing TREASURE ISLAND to life for Arden Children’s
Theatre this Spring,” said Artistic Director Terry Nolen.  “We are committed to bringing the same resources and commitment to excellence these productions as we do to the rest of our season.  Our kids deserve our very best, and we strive to make theatre that will inspire, delight and, hopefully, remember for many years to come.”


Based on the popular book by Robert Louis Stevenson and adapted for the stage by Toby Hulse, this tale of TREASURE ISLAND focuses on Emily, a young girl with big dreams, who transforms her living room into the wild seas.  Emily will encourage the audience to use their imagination as she joins Long John Silver in a world of buccaneers, buried treasure and swashbuckling adventure.


Featured in the TREASURE ISLAND cast are Eliana Fabiyi as Emily, Robi Hager as Morgan Blood, Renika Williams as Jack Abraham, Jamison Foreman as One-Eyed Bart, and Mary Tuomanen as Mary Ann Evans (Capt. Long John Silver).  The production is directed by Doug Hara.


Arden Theatre Company presents

40 N. 2nd Street, Old City Philadelphia 19106

Tickets via 215.922.1122 or
Group discounts available for 15+

Adapted from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson
By Toby Hulse

Directed by Doug Hara

On the Arcadia Stage

April 3, 2019-June 2, 2019


ABOUT ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY: Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers–on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. Seven productions are staged each season as part of the Mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. New work is produced through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden’s Education Department includes: Arden for All (AFA), a theatre access and education program for underserved young people; Arden Drama School, the after-school, Saturday, and summer camp classes for students in grades pre-K-12; Teen Arden, an immersive after-school access program for Philadelphia-area based teenagers; and the Arden Professional Apprentice Program, a nationally renowned comprehensive theatre management training program. The Hamilton Family Arts Center is the new facility dedicated to education programs and new play development. The Arden has received numerous honors including 70 awards and 367 nominations from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The Arden is a winner of four “Theatre Company of the Year” designations (Philadelphia Inquirer), six Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” awards and three “Best of Philly Kids” awards, the City Paper’s Reader’s Choice Award and the prestigious “Great Friend to Kids Award” from the Please Touch Museum for Arden Children’s Theatre work. For accessibility efforts, the Arden was named a “Keystone of Accessibility” by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Arden Theatre Company is a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company and a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Old City Arts Association. The Arden also participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia.

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