"Striking Viking Story Pirates" Tell Stories for Kids
By Kids at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 28


It's a world where cats sometimes fly, the sky may rain fish, and tickle monsters can be a pesky annoyance. The "Striking Viking Story Pirates" come to Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre with stories for children written by children on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on Mercer's West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Committed to the belief that every child has a story to tell, this professional New York City arts education organization use stories from elementary school students as source material for outrageous, over-the-top, side-splitting musical plays. Adding songs, props, music videos and puppets, the Story Pirates present sketches on a range of zany topics from kung-fu ninja babies fighting crime to the day a doughnut machine comes to life. Parents will laugh right along with their youngsters as the pirates go to work in their hilarious hour-long revue.

Founded in 2003, the Story Pirates present award-winning shows, original web content, and creative writing programs to tens of thousands of children nationwide each year. With a mission that celebrates the words and ideas of young people, the group works to create confident, literate students and encourage them to develop into more thoughtful, passionate writers and speakers. Learn more about the Story Pirates here.

Introducing the "Striking Viking Story Pirates"
Anything goes in a "Pirates" performance. Pictured from left are Megan O'Meara, Peter Russo and Jess Lacher

Tickets are $8 for children, students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events for the 2008-09 season, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

2008-09 Season
Ticket Information
Audition Information
Kelsey Kids Playshops

Directions to MCCC

Return to Current News