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The Bad Pirate Rock Show

Jonah Godfrey and Friends

Theater, Music, Art for Young Audiences (Kids Fringe), Storytelling


This is a pirate-y show about pirates! Specifically, one young pirate who realizes they want to pirate in their own pirate-y way. And so, they embark on their very own pirate adventure, filled with sea monsters, lost treasures, unbelievable tales, ludicrous hats, and pirate-y rock music. There will be people trying to love each other and just taking some time to learn how. It will be joyful and heartbreaking and uplifting and wonderfully stupid, all the while asking: what does it take to be a good (bad) pirate? Oh…and did we mention pirates?

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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Run Time: 60 mins
Ticket Price: FREE
Venue: Liberty Lands Play Arts Pop Up at the Piazza Dates: September 23, 2023 - September 30, 2023

September 23, 2023 4.00pm

This performance will offer ASL Interpretation.

1024 N. 3rd St

General Admission: FREE

PWYC Options

September 23, 2023 4.00pm

This performance has been moved indoors to the Play Arts Pop Up at the Piazza, located at 1024 N. 3rd St.

913 N 3rd St

General Admission: FREE

PWYC Options

September 30, 2023 4.30pm

913 N 3rd St

General Admission: FREE

PWYC Options

About the Artist

Jonah Godfrey (he/him) is a theater artist, musician, and teacher based in Philadelphia. He has worked as a director, actor, music director, and sound designer in numerous productions in professional, community, and educational settings. He has deep passions for new work, community building through the arts, and unlocking childlike wonder, joy and play. Hailing from western Massachusetts, he is currectly completing his graduate theater studies at Pig Iron in Philadelphia. 


  • Jonah GodfreyCreator/Performer
  • Theo GabrielCreator/Producer

Accessibility & Content Considerations

Contact the Fringe Festival Box Office for up to date accessibility information.

This event is appropriate for all ages

Audience Interaction

May contain pirates

Liberty Lands is a fully-outdoor venue dedicated to family friendly performances as part of Cannonball. Liberty Lands is accessed via grass and uneven terrain, and may be inaccessible or challenging for mobility devices.

Covid-19 Safety policy

This event does not require proof of vaccination to attend or masks to be worn


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