Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy of Pirates

Charles S. Brooks (1878 - 1934)

We had hoped that our drama's scene might lie on a pirate ship at sea. We had wished for a swaying mast, full-set with canvas—a typhoon to smother our stage in wind. We had hoped to walk a victim off the plank, with the sea roaring in the wings. But our plot deals stubbornly with us. Alas, our pirates grow old and stiff. They have retired, as we say, from active practice and live in easy luxury on shore. Yet we shall see that their villainy still thrives. - Summary from Prologue
By the way, Section 0 has a buncha interesting explanations by the author on why and how the play came about and is called what it is - with no spoilers. But if you need to get right into the action, just start with Act 1. (ToddHW)

Cast list:
The Duke: Son of the Exiles
Patch-Eye: Larry Wilson
The Captain: Leanne Yau
Red Joe: Tomas Peter
Darlin': TJ Burns
Betsy: Devorah Allen
Old Meg: Linda Olsen Fitak
Sailor Captain: alanmapstone
Stage Directions: Sonia
Introduction and Editing: ToddHW

Genre(s): Nautical & Marine Fiction, Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Cast List and Introduction ToddHW
Play 01 Act 1 Group 01:11:34
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:42:53
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:29:52