Treasure Island

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ISBN 978-0-8101-4030-1
Publication Date
July 2019
Page Count
192 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Treasure Island

A Play
Mary Zimmerman

“Zimmerman has powerfully captured the joy, danger, and fantasy of Stevenson’s novel. . . Pure fun, a potent coming-of-age story, and a rollicking swashbuckler.”—San Francisco Chronicle

In Treasure Island, Tony Award winner and inventive adapter-director Mary Zimmerman has penned a spirited, energetic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most beloved novel, proving again that “a strong story full of larger-than-life characters and the quest for filthy lucre has no age barrier” (Chicago Sun-Times).

Enlivened by rum, mutiny, and buried treasure, Treasure Island is the classic pirates’ tale, widely regarded as the forerunner of this genre. After discovering a treasure map, young Jim Hawkins sets off to sea as cabin boy aboard the Hispaniola, where he encounters one of the most unforgettable characters in literary history—peg-legged buccaneer Long John Silver, a malicious mutineer and charismatic father figure.
About the Author

MARY ZIMMERMAN is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Tony Award (for Best Director, Metamorphoses), and numerous Jeff Awards. She is the Manilow Resident Director of Goodman Theatre, a member of Lookingglass Theatre Company and a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University. She has also adapted and directed Arabian Nights, Argonautika, Journey to the West, and The Odyssey.

“Nothing short of sublime.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Zimmerman remains a superior storyteller.” —Chicago Tribune