Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat

Pyrates Promo

Pyrates Teaser Trailer

Fire Station 24

4501 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

$18 - $40

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100 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Wednesday, June 15 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
  • Preview
Thursday, June 16 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, June 17 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 18 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 19 7:30 pm
Monday, June 20 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Thursday, June 23 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, June 24 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 25 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 26 7:30 pm
Monday, June 27 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
  • Pay what you can night
Drama Comedy New work Minnesota premiere

Returning to the first live performance since the Before Times, Theatre Coup d’Etat presents the world premier of Pyrates - a new work written and directed by James Napoleon Stone - performing Thursday - Monday, June 16 - 27, 2022, all 7:30pm performances at historic Fire Station 24 in South Minneapolis. This will also be Theatre Coup d’Etat’s final show in the Twin Cities, and we intend to go out with a bang! (And cannons, sword fighting, perhaps even with the swash of a buckle or two.)

Pyrates is a dark comedy that will focus on a non-binary protagonist, Tanith, press-ganged aboard a military vessel. The crew have planned a mutiny to overthrow the vicious captain, and Tanith suddenly finds themselves swept up into the world of piracy. Along the way we witness the experiences of femme and masculine-presenting sailors, sailors of color, pirate legends, and individuals with different cultural backgrounds uniting together against the disproportionately wealthy rulers of society. Seeing their differences as strength, the crew embarks on “the big score” - the theft of a great treasure - the worth of which will allow them to leave piracy behind. This journey and its characters are based on real-life events and individuals.


Tanith - Taelyn Gore

Morgan - Brian Joyce

Trix - Meri Golden

Bones - Kaz Fawkes

Vidal - John Goodrich

Corbin - Joshua McCauley

Bouchere - Alec Berchem

Singers/Musicians/Crew Members/Soldiers - Clare Boyd, Vee Signorelli, Siri Ashley Wright, Allie Levandoski, Jay'd Hadberg, Jeff Miller, Olivia Hinz

Music Directors - Ben Larson, Reed Reimer

Lighting Design - Mark Kieffer

Costume Design - Chelsea Wren

Scenic and Props - Michella Lochen

Writer/Director - James Napoleon Stone

Fight Choreographer - Adam Scarpello

Cultural Sensitivity Committee - KT Turner, Dr. Sarah Campbell, Brian Joyce

Combining actor-driven movement, a blend of live and engineered soundscape, and alley configuration staging, Pyrates will take audiences from the decks of ships to the bowels of dingy taverns and the roaring seas in between. Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present the world premier of this dark comedy!

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40 suggested. Tickets available at Fire Station 24 is located at 4501 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

COVID-19 Safety Policy

Entrance to this event requires proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. We accept doctor or testing site administered test results only. All audience members are required to be masked inside the venue regardless of vaccination status. Click here to access the most updated information about our health and safety policies.


Pyrates preview (pay-what-you-can):

Wednesday, June 15, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Pyrates  performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

June 16 - 27, 2022

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm, Thursdays and Mondays are pay-what-you-can performances)


Content Information: strong language, alcohol use, tobacco use, staged violence, flashing lights, sudden sounds, loud noises, eat-the-rich content.

This script is designed to be fluid to allow for truthful representation of PoC and LGBTQIA2+ characters, reflective of and edited with input from the actors based on what they feel is important and necessary to authentically represent in American theatre.

Theatre Coup d’Etat is a two-time Ivey Award-winning theatre company founded in 2011 and continues to receive critical acclaim from the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Lavender Magazine, and more. For questions, please email 

The show will run approximately 100 minutes with one intermission. Street parking available.

Alec Berchem BOUCHERE
Clare Boyd Singer/Musician/Crew Member/Soldier
Vee Signorelli Singer/Musician/Crew Member/Soldier
Mark Kieffer Lighting Design
James Napoleon Stone Writer/Director
Adam Scarpello Fight Director