Latest News from Sul Ross June 18, 2013


     Hey, kids! Get ready for some pirates!

     The 48th season of the Theatre of the Big Bend is proud to announce “The Pirates of Penzance,” opening June 21. Playing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 7, “The Pirates of Penzance” is certain to delight audiences young and old.

     A fun-filled family musical, “Pirates” tells the tale of pirate-apprentice Frederic, who meets Mabel, the daughter of the Modern Major-General, and the two instantly fall in love. Many hilarious hijinks and antics ensue as the pirates return for battle against the Major-General and his bumbling police force.

     Curtain time for all performances is 8:15 pm at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre in Alpine.  A pre-show pirate costume contest will be held for children attending the show.  Children entering the costume contest will receive $2 off admission and will be eligible for prizes.  Additionally, patrons attending the Marfa Film Festival will receive 10 percent off their price of admission with a ticket stub or event pass.

     Come celebrate the 48th season of the Theatre of the Big Bend this summer with Gilbert and Sullivan. For advance ticket sales or more information, call 432-837-8218 or visit



"Pirates" Daniel Sandoval and Weston Hoffman take some time out from rehearsals to show youngsters how to thrust their swords at Alpine's Community Center. Be sure to attend a showing of "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre in Alpine. Performances begin Friday, June 21 at 8:15 pm. (Photo by Cheryl Zinsmeyer)