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The Old Pirate is a pirate narrator that appears in the prologue and epilogue for Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen. He is sea-weary and old in age.
Character Details Edit
- Film Credits: Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen
- Character Role: Narrator
- Actor: Andrew Bermudez
- Character Sex: Male
Physical Description Edit
The Old Pirate has long, gray, hair that is tied into a ponytail behind the head, with an eye patch covering his left eye. Atop his head is a very dark brown tri-corner hat. He wears a tattered white shirt that is partially covered by a gray vest. Around his waist is a dark brown belt with a silver sword with two green tassels sheathed on his side. His pants are a sandy tan and his boots are black.
The Old Pirate is a crusty pirate whose best days were behind him. In his youth, he was once the gentleman Roger Goodman who vowed for the hand of Sarah Huffington and took on the persona of Captain Blood to woo her, but far later in his life abandoned his old life and became Captain Blood in full spirit. Never captured, he became this character, who leads a relaxed life on the docks. Nearing death, he is overcome with the stories of his youth, and is willing to tell them to anyone who is willing to listen.
- This character was not originally in the play. Director Valoris Peterson added this character to add a more serious undertone and a strong opening and ending to this otherwise goofy play.
- In an earlier version of this character, a full beard was included. However, it was removed when it caused the dialogue to become muffled.
- Interestingly, the original version of this character did not have an eye patch and carried a lantern.
- In the Pirate Cast version of the play, this character is played by Michael Monroe.