‘Wappin’ Wharf: A Frightful Comedy of Pirates’ by Charles S. Brooks

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We had hoped that our drama’s scene might lie on a pirate ship at sea. We had wished for a swaying mast, full-set with canvas—a typhoon to smother our stage in wind. We had hoped to walk a victim off the plank, with the sea roaring in the wings. But our plot deals stubbornly with us. Alas, our pirates grow old and stiff. They have retired, as we say, from active practice and live in easy luxury on shore. Yet we shall see that their villainy still thrives.

I play the Captain, a main character.

Wappin’ Wharf: A Frightful Comedy of Pirates by Charles S. Brooks

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