NTLive: Treasure Island

Your trans-Atlantic virtual front-row seat in London’s National Theater this month takes you to a musty tavern on the English coast, then a tropical island all by way of cinema in Irvine. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island, probably the most imitated, parodied if enduring of piratical tales – peg-leg seafaring man, map marked with an X – is the best of coming-of-age adventure stories, so attractive that we all reach for our musket pistols and parrots and hope to find buried treasure, boys and girls alike. And now you can join the crew of heartless hearties and hero Jim Hawkins drinking too much rum at the Admiral Benbow as they inhabit that iconic locale in this updated version by British actors performing live on a faraway if gorgeous stage, and having loads of fun in this gentle, action-packed yarrrrrn.

Sun., Feb. 15, 2 p.m., 2015

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