Vixen Productions, the alternative theatre company that created last year's hugely popular Pulp Vixens: Innocent Heat, docks at Re-Bar for the world premiere of Jeff Resta's ribald new comedy Pirates of Lesbos, which opens Jan. 16.
This comical and campy high sea adventure spoof takes place on the H.M.S. Titania, where young Eustacia Entwhistle has been torn from her native England and packed off on her father's ship -- which is sailing across the Mediterranean "in search of her destiny."
The ship runs afoul of an all-lesbian pirate crew, and their captain, Cutthroat Catherine, the Vipress of Cypress.
Through Eustacia's encounter with these sea dogs, she "finds herself" and in turn sets her own course.
Pirates of Lesbos, directed by Jennifer Jasper, features Shawn Yates, Deb Fialkow, Matt Whitman and author Resta -- whose last play, The Diva Classification System, played to sell-out houses at Annex Theatre in Seattle, and was nominated for a 1996 American Theatre Critic's Association Award. Pirates of Lesbos is performed Fri.-Sun. at 8 PM through Feb. 8.
Re-Bar is located at 1114 Howell, at the corner of Boren and Howell, downtown Seattle. For tickets, call (206) 215-4538.
-- By David-Edward Hughes