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The Dread Pirate Sadie

Production Tips for
The Dread Pirate Sadie

by Steven Stack

Sadie wishes to leave her life on the high seas to pursue her true passion: theatre. But there’s a problem. She’s not just Sadie; she’s The Dread Pirate Sadie, the most feared pirate in all the land. And there’s another problem. She’s a horrible pirate.

Not only that, Sadie’s lost her boyfriend, her last play was attended by approximately no one, and Blacklegs, the world’s second-most-feared pirate, is after her.

Will Sadie ever open that little theatre in the woods? Or will she find herself at the wrong end of Blacklegs’ sword?

Yes, girls can be pirates too. Your cast will love this comedic swashbuckling adventure.


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Tips from the Author

If we were going to give one tip for this play it’s this: make the characters true. There are some larger-than-life personalities in this piece and it would be easy to make fun of them. But these characters believe their world. They live in a world where it makes perfect sense that girls are pirates.

Also, don’t get too hung up on the set pieces. The boats can be as simple as cardboard cutouts held up by the actors. This play is all about, well, play! ​

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