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Hill College hosts off-Broadway hit, 'The Greatest Pirate Story Ever Told' April 11 in Hillsboro


THE GREATEST PIRATE STORY NEVER TOLD comes to Hill College on April 11





Claiming influences as varied as the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”, “Monty Python” and “Mad Libs”, the ensemble cast of “The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told” promise to leave you laughing when they perform at Hill College on Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm.  The endcap to this season’s performances should keep all in attendance amply entertained.

The plot of the show involves four comedic pirates who are flung into the future by a bumbling sea witch with their only hope of return resting in their ability to stage the greatest pirate epic ever.  While the show was nominated “The Best Family Show2014” by the Off Broadway Alliance, the New York Times commented that the show includes “enough sophistication to keep adults amused, too”.   As with many of the more current Disney and Pixar movies, innuendo, asides and references to other shows that only those of a more “mature” age will recognize fill the performance and the “fourth wall” between actors and audience is often taken down to hilarious effect.

Playing the lead pirate and “Director” in the production is Christopher Leidenfrost, who also created and co-directed the production.  Mr. Leidenfrost has appeared in over 160 shows, films and special event performances and in many venues including New York’s Lincoln Center.  The cast is rounded out by David Anthony, Rebecca Diaz, Risa Petrone, and Kevin Maphis, all of whom bring years of professional experience and production expertise to the show.  Katy Roberts provides the set design, and Scott McNeal designed costumes. 

As always, this performance is provided to the community free of charge thanks to the generosity of college and community donors and will take place in the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center, just behind the Texas Heritage Museum on the Hillsboro Campus.  No tickets are required and seating is first come-first served.  A reception will follow the performance, hosted by the Hill County Retired Teachers Association. 

If you would like to support the Hill College Performing Arts Series, you are invited to become a Benefactor ($100), a Sustainer ($50), a Patron ($25), or a Supporter ($10) of the Hill College Performing Arts Series. Also, for a donation of $1,000 or more you can become a LIFETIME BENEFACTOR. Names of lifetime benefactors, benefactors, sustainers, patrons and supporters appear in each program. You may send your donation to: Hill College Music Dept., Attention: Phillip Lowe, 112 Lamar Dr., Hillsboro, TX, 76645.

Whether or not you support the series with a monetary gift, we hope you will support the series with your presence, and invite others to these wonderful evenings of entertainment at Hill College.  For more information on the performers and performances and to view promotional videos of each group, visit the Hill College homepage (hillcollege.edu) and click on “Performing Arts Series” found in the drop-down menu under “Quick Links” in the center of the page.