Piraten Open Air Theatre
Piraten Open Air Theatre A whole region is under the charm of the Caribbean!
Six years ago, a crew of pirates anchored their ship in Grevesmühlen. Since then, Grevesmühlen has become the pirate’s capital of Mecklenburg, Western Pomerania, where outlaws fascinate spectators with the rumble of gunfire, clanging swords and spectacular stunts. Every season with a new chapter of the adventures and encounters of Captain Flint and his buccaneers, the actors, stuntmen and pyrotechnicians abduct their guests into ancient times, where the stories of courage, power and greed, love and betrayal are being told.
“Germany's response to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’,” newspaper and TV-stations declared. The spectators are close to the play on the great 9000 m2 stage and can experience the story almost right in the middle. 1500 seats on the bleachers are often enough completely sold out. The pirate open air theater is not only a big attraction for the tourists in the region; even the citizens of Northwest-Mecklenburg come at least once a season into the pirate's village close to the highway A 20 - just to learn how the story continues. However, it is still fun for the whole family. The afternoon shows are fit for five years old kids. And they are very welcome.
Next year, the show starts on June 21th. The final curtain falls September 7th. The world of the pirates has fascinated children and grown-ups for decades and longer. Adventures, written down in books for young and old, Hollywood movies and stage plays have captivated their viewers, who then made themselves into captains, buccaneers and tough guys in the top of the mast, the cutlass between the teeth. In their fantasy they were brave heroes or rotten villains, they were robbers, or rescued beautiful woman and gained - last, but not least - the treasure.
Nowadays, the Grevesmühlen-theatre makes it possible for its audience to almost feel the ship's crew themselves. Only a few meters divide the actors from the viewers. Inspired by the novel "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, the producers developed their own treasure-island world. Questions, never answered in the legendary source, are now close to the answer. In addition, the authors combine the fantasy world with real historic personalities of the pirate's era.
It began with Flint's childhood as an orphan in Bahia Honda and his career as sailor, master and skipper. Captain Flint encounters Henry Morgan before he became governor of Jamaica, Anne Bonny, the most notorious female pirate that ever lived, as well as the infamous "Calico Jack" who often raided Vera Cruz and introduced Anne Bonny to the world of the Caribbean. Captain Flint also meets Stede Bonnet, the gentleman pirate from Barbados, Captain Edward England, Batholomew Roberts and the viceroy of Spain. A ten-year series of plays tells the whole story of Flint and his adventures.
In 2008, they narrate the fourth episode: "Masters of the Shore" (dt. "Die Herren der Küste"). Once more, the 70-persons-ensemble abducts the audience to the seaside of America. Fire, guns and swords, breaking planks and hearts, gallant fighters and encouraged stuntmen bring a Caribbean feeling of another kind to the coast of Mecklenburg.
Moreover, this year, the one and only real pirate's tavern along the Baltic border opens its doors. Welcome to Mama Juana's kitchen! Enjoy the Caribbean flair in a rustic atmosphere and join the pirates, listen to their stories and the songs of Squeezebox-Teddy, the last living troubadour. The grounds between the ticket office and stage entrance have become a picturesque village where fortunetellers, rum dealers and souvenir sellers wait for their customers.
Piraten Open Air Theater
c/o. adventure-production Grevesmühlen GmbH
Schweriner Landstraße 15 D-23936 Grevesmühlen Phone +49 3881 75 66 00 Fax +49 03881 75 66 029