Smart bets: How I Became a Pirate

When a band of pirates sees Jeremy Jacob building an impressive sand castle, they recruit the child for a critical task: selecting the perfect spot to bury treasure. That’s the plot of Melinda Long’s humorous children’s book, How I Became a Pirate, which Asheville Creative Arts is reinventing onstage. Reed Atherton, an 11-year-old, stars as the buccaneers’ newly appointed digging consultant in his ACA debut. “Including Reed goes to the heart of the theme of play and ACA’s mission, in which a young person’s imagination presents a portal to a world where anything is possible,” says the organization’s co-founder, Abby Felder. Performances of the musical — directed and choreographed by ACA co-founder Robbie Jaeger — are at The Magnetic Theatre Friday to Sunday, Aug. 5 to 7, and Thursday to Sunday, Aug. 11 to 14, at various times. $23 adults/$12 children 12 and younger. Photo by Mary Beth Atherton

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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2 thoughts on “Smart bets: How I Became a Pirate

  1. boatrocker

    I’ll bet if they ever turn that book into a movie, it’ll be rated Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Sorry- it was too good to pass up.

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