David Engel’s Pirate School!
Saturday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
This is a FREE performance
Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be donated to the Union County Children and Youth Services and distributed to local families in need during the holiday season.
"The Buccaneer stops here." -- NY Daily News
Pirate School! (ages 4-8) is the madcap, swashbuckling one-man family vaudeville show created and performed by veteran New York physical comedian and actor David Engel.
Pirate School! has enthralled, emboldened and delighted thousands of families for over 18 years with its own mischievous blend of clown theater, slapstick antics, adept magic and puppetry, zany music, rich special effects score and its signature brand of boisterous full-audience participation.
Featured in New York Magazine's "Best of New York: Kids" Pirate School! incorporates elements of clowning, puppetry, song, with lots of audience interaction to spoof the Golden Age of Sail and satisfy children's universal curiosity of the briny buccaneers of yore.
David Engel is an accomplished, award-winning entertainer performing over 250 shows a year. David has worked in TV, commercials and film and has been seen on stages across the US, Europe, Singapore and China.
He's played for notable companies as Steppenwolf Theater, 500 Clown, Redmoon Theatre, and for twelve years as a "clown doctor" with the Big Apple Circus' in-hospital Clown Care Program.
Bucknell University acknowledges with gratitude generous funding from the Family of Janet C. Weis which makes this performance possible.