Behind the Scenes of The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost

Scott T. Barsotti is vividly remembered by Lifeline audiences as Fiver (the young rabbit whose future visions save the wandering tribe) in Watership Down. But did you know that Scott is even more well-known as a playwright than he is as an actor?  He has had plays produced in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, New Orleans and coming soon — at Lifeline Theatre!  Scott’s favorite childhood book is Geoffrey Hayes’ The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost and he’s adapting it for Lifeline’s KidSeries, opening In January.  The play will contain music by Troy Martin and Matthew Test and will be directed by Paul Holmquist (who played Hazel, Fiver’s big brother and leader of the pack in Watership Down).  Scenery will be designed by Joe Schermoly.  We shot a little backstage video to give you a peek at what this team is up to, getting ready for the show!

Dorothy Milne
Artistic Director