CLU makes waves with swashbuckling show

play review /// ‘The Pirate Queen’

AHOY!—Waqar Ahmed as Tierman and Bridget De Maria as Grace in “The Pirate Queen,” a recent production by Cal Lutheran University. Courtesy of Brian Stethem

A swashbuckling tale of a real-life pirate—Grace O’Malley, lord of Ireland’s Ó Máille dynasty in the 16th century—sailed into the Conejo Valley last week for a brief run in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum Theatre.

The idea of an empowered woman who became captain of her own pirate ship and fought the English was too go...

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