National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

London’s National Theatre brings a live production of Treasure Island to American audiences via screenings in movie theaters including Houston. With a new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, Treasure Island is an action-driven tale of murder, mutiny, and money. Giving a new spin on the classic, the beloved cabin-boy, Jim, is in fact played by a female. Other women are also cast throughout the production, mixing genders for the once no-girls-allowed tale.

In the spirit of true-adventure tales, this family-friendly production opens on a dark and stormy night. Young Jim opens the door to a mysterious stranger and the adventure begins with a mysterious sea chest filled with secrets, pirates, talking parrots and a barrel full of laughs. Polly Findlay.

Times vary. February 9, 16, and 21 Sundance Cinemas Houston, 510 Texas Avenue. For information, visit $20.
Wed., Jan. 21, 12:30 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 9, 7:15 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 16, 12:30 p.m., 2015

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