Swashbuckers take the Saanich stage for a traditional pantomime heading into the holiday season.
St. Luke’s Players have been entertaining patrons from across Greater Victoria since 1948. The repertoire of this particular group includes four plays a year in late fall, early spring, early summer and the classic family-oriented pantomime at Christmas.
This year pirates walk the plank, sail ships and seek treasure with Treasure Island.
Plays run Wednesday to Sunday during production dates, with evening performances at 7:30 p.m.. There are matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays of the run. Treasure Island, written by Ben Crocker and directed by Heather Lee runs Dec. 18 to Jan. 4.
The longtime acting group promises a swashbuckling tale of skulduggery upon the high seas and treasure on a desert island. Pantomimes – or panto – are traditionally theatrical presentations with music, slapstick comedy and usually performed around Christmas.
Performances run Dec. 18 to Jan. 4 at 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. Learn more about the Saanich production online at stlukesplayers.org.