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12/15/08 11:27 am - Where does bacon come from?

An illustrated storybook.

First, you get some pork belly at your friendly neighborhood butcher shop. Then you cure it in salt and sugar for one week. It will look something like this:
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9/12/07 11:00 am - Pirates!!!




Blackbeard’s back…and he’s out for revenge!

The notorious pirate captain storms the 4th annual Salem Pirate Faire

He has terrorized the Seven Seas for years. His very name strike fear in even the bravest of hearts. But now Edward Teach – the bloodthirsty monster known as Blackbeard – embarks on his final voyage, and he’s taking everyone with him…to Hell!

Pastimes Entertainment is pleased to announce the return of the Salem Pirate Faire to Winter Island Park! This is the fourth year for the wildly popular interactive theatrical event, which offers audiences young and old to meet the most storied pirates in history and literature and join them for their adventures on “Pirate Island.”

The Salem Pirate Faire is a unique daylong adventure that has become a fall tradition for thousands of would-be pirates in New England. The faire features a storyline that runs throughout the day, a number of interactive scenes designed to draw the audience in and make them a part of the show, games, music, food and refreshments, merchants in our “Tortuga Marketplace,” a children’s treasure hunt, costume contests, and much more!

This year’s story is inspired by the true story of Blackbeard’s final adventure, in which his short but bloody two-year reign of terror was ended by Lieutenant Robert Maynard off the coast of North Carolina (legend has it, Blackbeard was shot five times and stabbed more than 20 times during the battle, and fell only when a member of Lt. Maynard’s crew decapitated the pirate).

The 2007 Salem Pirate Faire is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 from 10 AM to 5 PM each day.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students, seniors, and members of the military (with ID), and $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Premium on-site parking at Winter Island Park is $5 per carload, and free parking is available at nearby Salem Willows Park.


SAVE ON GAS! Winter Island Park is also accessible by public transit via the MBTA commuter rail and the Salem Trolley.

For more information, visit the Pastimes web site at www.pastimesentertainment.com or call Pastimes at 781-346-1028.

Pastimes Entertainment is an independent theater company. Pastimes’ corporate division provides interactive performers for private functions and educational youth programs, while Pastimes’ theatrical division produces family-friendly stage plays and renaissance faire-style shows.

6/26/07 09:48 am - Pastimes presents: "The Scarecrow of Rumney Marsh"

Two free shows at City Hall Revere!
Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30

Two shows at Gloucester’s West End Theater!
Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7

He’s coming! Pastimes Entertainment, the interactive theater company behind the King Arthur Festival, the Salem Pirate Faire, and The Castle of the Damned, embarks on its first production exclusively for the stage, "The Scarecrow of Rumney Marsh"!

Scarecrow is an original adaptation of the novel by British author Russell Thorndyke set in pre-Revolutionary Revere, Massachusetts. Richard Rininsland of Bellingham stars as Dr. Syn in a swashbuckling adventure in the vein of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Zorro, and V for Vendetta.

"The Scarecrow of Rumney Marsh" will run for two performances at City Hall in Revere, Massachusetts on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 both shows begin at 7 PM. The Revere performance is FREE (with a suggested donation of $5 at the door) thanks to a grant from the Mass. Cultural Council.

A second set of performances has been added for the following weekend, Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 (plus a 2 PM matinee) at the West End Theater in Gloucester both shows begin at 7:30 PM.

The Revere performance is FREE (with a suggested donation of $5 at the door) thanks to a grant from the Mass. Cultural Council. Advance reservations will be required, and may be made by sending an e-mail to pastimestickets@gmail.com (please include name and number of tickets desired).

The West End Theater performance is $10 per ticket, and tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 978-281-0680.

For more information about the show and other Pastimes events, go to the Pastimes website or e-mail Michael Bailey, publicity coordinator, at ronsonbeck@gmail.com

For directions to City Hall Revere at 281 Broadway, go to www.revere.org

For directions to the West End Theater at 1 Washington Street, go to www.thewestendtheater.com

Pastimes Entertainment is an independent theater company based in Revere, Massachusetts. Pastimes’ corporate division provides interactive performers for private functions and educational youth programs, while Pastimes’ theatrical division produces family-friendly stage plays and renaissance faire-style shows.

5/19/06 02:49 pm

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