Treasure Island Review

New take on classic novel Treasure Island is melodramatic but entertaining

The Irvington Advanced Drama class presented the play “Treasure Island” on November 18. The play is based on the novel of the same name written by Robert Louis Stevenson, and tells the tale of a boy who embarks on a voyage to find the treasure of pirate Captain Flint. The play was presented to junior highs during the day on Friday, and one showing occurred at Valhalla Theater at night.

While not exactly the most interesting play in the world, it still manages to be charming and suitably enjoyable. The props were simple, but nevertheless managed to convey the nature of the setting.  The actors played their parts well, although the characters were dramatic almost to the point of being ridiculous.

“I think we could have done better, but considering the time allotted, I think we did pretty well,” comments cast member Vivian Ho, who had the role of the squire in the play. “All in all, it ran smoothly and made kids laugh.”

Treasure Island,” which was shown only on Friday, November 18, was an assignment for the students of the Advanced Drama class. The Fall Play, “Moon Over Buffalo,” will begin on December 1st and will continue showing until December 10th.