Step back in time to the age of pirates with
The Pirate Island of Jean Laffite!
Pirate or patriot? Smuggler or businessman?
Merciless murderer and thief, or hero in time of war?
These are the contradictions of the legendary Jean Laffite. His harsh actions have secured his place in infamy, but his motives remain a mystery to this day.
Whatever his reasons, the mere mention of Laffite in the early decades of the 1800s sent merchant ships throughout the Gulf of Mexico racing for safe harbor. During the last three years of his marauding campaign, Laffite made Galveston Island his base of operations. As for the treasure he is said to have buried there, none has been found . . . yet.
The Pirate Island of Jean Laffite, directed by C. Grant Mitchell, is an exciting chronicle of the adventures of the pirate who called Galveston home, and seeks to explore the questions of his character.
1900 Great Storm Theater