THE FAWN AND THE BLACK OAK - An Off the Shelf reading


Tacoma Little Theatre presents the swashbuckling adventure tale, The Fawn and the Black Oak, written by David Krafchick.  This production will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018, and Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7:30pm.

The Fawn and the Black Oak is a swashbuckler play filled with hidden secrets, romance, ghosts, villainy, and the clashing of swords.  Based on an event in English history, this story takes inspiration from the great swashbuckler films such as Captain Blood, and The Mark of Zorro.

The story is that of Phillip Scarborough who has returned to reclaim his father’s title from an imposter.  On his journey he is captured by the captain of the guard and taken out to be slain, when a dark figure saves him.  His savior is Simon, The Black Oak, the African Pirate.  In conversation they make a bond, train, and plan to restore Phillip as the Earl of Claremont and avenge Simon’s own experience with Gilbert Hunt, the impostor Earl.  Phillips assumes a disguise and sets out for the castle where he meets Catherine Carrell, ward of the Earl, and destined to marry the Earl.  Unbeknownst to Phillip, Catherine has her own reasons for wanting to see a change at the castle.  Through a collection of characters more of the story is revealed leading to a startling revelation, and an epic sword battle.  

This reading features the talents of: Jacob Tice, Cassie Jo Fastabend, Nick Butler, Karen Christensen, Mason Quinn, Cody Wyld Flower, Johnny Neidlinger, and Jill Heinecke.  

Tickets for the performances are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online at, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.