Theatre Junkies are setting sail for Treasure Island

Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission performrs combine forces to present classic story to the stage at UFV.

Theatre Junkies Anonymous Fine Arts, which opened its doors in the Fraser Valley last May, is rounding out its second season with the classic pirate story Treasure Island.

This tale follows Jim Hawkins, a young boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver as they race for treasure on Skeleton Island.

The production runs at the Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley, May 22-26.

Directed by the company’s artistic director, Megan Mackenzie, and local actor Gabby Bohmer, this production is based on the original novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Taking on the iconic role of Jim Hawkins is Abbotsford resident Patrick Jolicoeur.

Jolicoeur has performed in Theatre Junkies Anonymous’ past two productions, most recently playing Fred Burnett in the sold-out run of A Christmas Carol. The evil buccaneer Long John Silver is played by local actor Eldon Letkeman. Taking up arms in Treasure Island as Doctor Livesay is Abbotsford performer Adriel Brandt.

The UFV theatre is located at 45635 Yale Rd. in Chilliwack. Shows run May 22-24 at 7:30 p.m., May 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and May 26 at 2 p.m.

Tickets  can be purchased in advance through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre box office at 604-391-7469, or at the door.