The Pirates of Port Royal

An original theatrical dance production

Port Royal was located in what is now Kingston Harbor in Jamaica. It was founded by the Spanish, though natives had been using the spot long before. Spain continued to hold the town until the English invaded it. Fearful the Spanish would return the acting Governor at the time hired buccaneers, known as the Brethren of the Coast, to attack Spanish ships. A fort was built in harbor and the town was never invaded again. The Brethren were essentially legal privateers. In time, however they were not needed and the privateers either found new work, returned home or became pirates.

Pirate Flag

September 17, 2021

This is one of our past shows

As our story opens the privateers have gained a safe haven and the merchants and shop keepers have become very wealthy off of the pirated loot that was flooding into Port Royal. Captain Van der Meer, the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica has been charged with protecting Port Royal. Pirates and privateers are no longer needed for the protection of the town- but not all pirates are having it. As the show opens the pirate Calico Pete, is in the stocks and chains, awaiting execution by hanging. Calico Pete, contemplates how he got here...start your theater experience with us today!



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Bob Orsini, Showcase Director

Maria Bezubic, Master of Ceremonies

Kristina Schmitt, Music Director

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