About the Play
HardTack is a new musical about historical pirates Mary Read, Anne Bonny, and Jack Rackham. After the daring capture of The William, pirate life is anything but smooth sailing for Mark and Andy aboard Cap’n Jack’s ship. But that’s because Mark was born Mary, Andy’s really Anne, and they’re both kind of in love - which is complicated enough without storms, mutiny, and intrigue afoot! An exploration of gender and sexuality anchored in historical background, HardTack investigates the fluidity of love and identity. Because if pirates can’t be wholly, authentically themselves, is there any hope for the rest of us?
- Kat and Jessie have been selected for a Catwalk residency! They'll be further developing this piece in the Hudson Valley this summer.