Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse will officially open the 44th Season of Plays with “Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine” by the Yara Arts Group of New York. Created and performed by Bob Holman, Susan Hwang and Julian Kytasty, the one-time showing takes place during the Celtic Colours International Festival at the Boardmore Theatre on October 11, 2pm.
Conceived and directed by Virlana Tkacz, this epic journey is a comedy/musical/historical experience that tells the story of a time shortly before Capt. John Smith first sailed for Virginia, when he was an adventurer in the Mediterranean where he fought the Ottoman Turks and was captured and sold as a slave.
“Captain John Smith Goes to Ukraine is based on Smith’s own writing about his adventures fighting in the Turkish wars in Eastern Europe before he came to America,” explains Todd Hiscock, Director of the Boardmore Playhouse. “The music includes traditional Ukrainian epic songs known as dumy and wild new songs written by Susan Hwang which she performs accompanying herself on the accordion, as well as over the top love poetry by Bob Holman.”
Tickets are $15 general, $10 students and seniors, $8 for CBU students, and are available at the CBU Playhouse Box Office. Packages for Dinner at Flavor 19 and theatre subscription packages are also available.
The CBU Playhouse Box Office is open from 1pm-5pm, Monday to Friday and one hour before show time. General seating for all plays. Phone 563-1652 for more information and tickets.