Treasure Island

Treasure Island

“Nothing short of sublime” – Chicago Sun-Times

“Zimmerman remains a superior storyteller” – Chicago Tribune

Adventure beckons when a mysterious blind man delivers a dreaded Black Spot to an aging sea captain, plunging an innkeeper’s son into a desperate race for buried treasure armed with only his wits against a dastardly crew of cutthroat pirates. Set sail with young Jim Hawkins, the larger-than-life Long John Silver and a crew of swashbuckling rogues, as Treasure Island explodes like a cannon ball onto the stage regaling thrill-seekers of all ages with a story both epic and intimate, hilarious and harrowing. Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses, Arabian Nights) returns to Lookingglass helm this glorious adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most beloved novel.

Reflect Post-Show Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions take place directly following the 2:00 pm matinee on select days at Lookingglass Theatre. Reflect panel discussions are free and open to the public. Seating is subject to availability.

  • Sunday, November 1: The Psychology of Villainy
  • Sunday, November 8:  A History of Pirates
  • Sunday, November 15: Innocents at Sea
  • Sunday, January 17: Sea Shanties and American Folk Music
  • Sunday, January 24: Behind the Scenes

Magnify Book Club

Your opportunity to look closer at the source materials that inspire the plays you see on our stage. Participation is free but RSVPs are required. Click here to RSVP for Magnify.

  • Tuesday, September 15 at 5:30 pm: Session 1 (Parts 1-3)
  • Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 pm: Session 2 (Parts 4-6)


Adapted and Directed by Mary Zimmerman

From the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre


Dates October 7, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Recommended for seafarers ages 10 and older

Groups of 8 or more save up to 20%. Email or call 773.477.9257 x125 for details.

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The Very Important Pirate (VIP) Experience

Make your voyage to Treasure Island unforgettable with an exclusive experience for buccaneers young and old! Learn More