Stories and Pirates!

July 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Old Church Theatre
940 Bonisteel Rd
Donations at the Gate


This special edition of Friday Night Tales on the patio will be a wee bit different format, this time in 3 Acts. Along with our usual Wood Fired Pizza at 5pm, Act 1 is story telling hosted by Steáfán Hannigan at 6pm.  For Act 2 we’ll be presenting a reading of a new play by Peter Paylor at 7pm. Act 3 we get back to story telling.

So come down to our new outdoor stage to share your favourite ripping yarn or to listen to others.    The bar will be open at 5 and be sure to make a reservation and follow social distancing protocols. 


What are the “Golden Rules” of story telling?  Here are Steáfán’s FAQs:

  • How long should my story be? 5/6 minutes is good.
  • What kind of a story? It would be really good if it was a true story that happened to you or a traditional tale.
  • Do I need to be an experienced storyteller? Absolutely not!
  • How do I sign up? Come and talk to the MC that night.

Special presentation: 

A reading of “The Limited Perils of the Blackish Pearl” –  a one act play by Peter Paylor.

There are traditions at the Yacht Club that can always be counted on, like drinks on the patio after the Friday night races, like Rodney finishing second…to George Brickman…again. Roxanne is understanding, as always, but she won in the Shark Class and she’d like to celebrate. But what’s that boat doing? Why…it’s coming straight at them. And who are those sailors? They’re certainly not members, not dressed like that. Rodney may be a banker, but still…there are limits to the kind of riff raff the Club lets in.

The Limited Perils of the Blackish Pearl is a swashbuckling tale of the high seas…well…if the high seas had drinks on the patio on a Friday night.