On Wednesday, Philadelphia’s tall ship, the 112+ year old barquentine Gazela, will be among the seventeen tall ships in the “Parade of Sail” on the Hudson River. Once again, however, the Gazela will bringing more than just history and grace to the harbor when she ties up alongside Pier 25. She will also bring the full troupe of “Seven Deadly Seas” performing “Dead upon a Wind, a Pirate Burlesque.” They will perform on the ship at Pier 25 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, May 25, 26 and 27 at 8 and 10 PM each evening. Click here to learn more and/or buy tickets.
Dead upon a Wind, a Pirate Burlesque, continues the exploits of Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, and Mary Read; historical pirates let loose upon a modern world, who find today’s corporate world very familiar. In this show the pirates face a new and familiar enemy, as infighting over the naming rights to a new island (now that all those troublesome residents are no longer a concern) threatens to turn ugly. The situation is not improved when a traveling slave salesman (he also offers insurance) shows up and throws a few more colorful characters in the mix. Shows will be performed in-the-round aboard the Gazela, the oldest wooden square-rigger still sailing in America.
Last year, the Gazela was the stage for Pirate Burlesque in Red Hook alongside the Mary Whalen at Portside. See our post – “The Gazela at Portside with Vaudeville and Pirates – Oh My!” Also take a peak at Will’s review and photos on the tugster blog.