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30 Years of ARTC: Pirate Day 2004

This being our 30th anniversary, we thought we’d dip back into the past and recap some of our previous performances, triumphs and tragedies, in a series of posts. And don’t forget our Chronology! It’s not as detailed, but it really shows the growth of ARTC over the years.

This week we bring you our appearance at Barnes and Noble Perimeter for Talk Like a Pirate Day in 2004. Check out all the pictures on our Flickr album.

Brad Strickland
Brad Strickland

ARTC has been extremely privileged over the years to be able to work with Brad Strickland. Author of several published novels and some of our best audio dramas, Brad has brought us to new levels of excellence through his guidance and participation not only as an author, but as a skilled actor and presenter.

At this event, Barnes and Noble Perimeter asked us to come do a show for them for Pirate Day, based on the success of our Harry Potter events, and we couldn’t think of better subject matter than Brad’s Pirate Hunter series, which he co-authored with Thomas E. Fuller.

Jack Mayfield, Daniel Kiernan, and Brad Strickland in full pirate regalia.
Jack Mayfield, Daniel Kiernan, and Brad Strickland on the high seas.

Talk Like a Pirate Day is always a ton of fun in and of itself, but being able to present this work (in costume, no less), was a real treat for us.

Jack Mayfield, Megan Tindale, and Jonathan Strickland.
Jack Mayfield, Megan Tindale, and Jonathan Strickland. None of which are showing any signs of scurvy.

You know, we keep saying we don’t do many shows in costume, but examples to the contrary keep cropping up!

Terry Sanders and Jack Mayfield.
Terry Sanders and Jack Mayfield on the bounding main.
A bunch of pirates.
A bunch of pirates.

We hope you’re enjoying these forays into our past. If you are, let us know! We’ve got lots left, including some of our best work coming up soon!