Who’s Who in BOOTY!

There are a total of 14 characters in BOOTY! A Revolutionary Pirate Tale – played by a cast of 5 + one voice over.

Meet the far out characters who tell the tale of a steamy Boston Bicentennial scene….

"Auntie Nona", "Mona-mee", The "Mag Twins," 1976

Aunt Winona, Ramona, Davi & Will Mag, 1976

Ramona Schmidt – 17. Lives with Aunt Winona. Attends private all-girls school. Wants to change the world.

Will Mag – Ramona’s neighbor and lifelong friend.All-American “boy next door.”

Davi Mag – Will’s twin sister. Ramona’s best friend. Boxing’s her thing.

Winona Stowe – Ramona’s guardian and hip auntie.

"Rooftop Ray"

“Rooftop Ray”



Ray Howell – British artist and activist who recently moved into Ramona’s building. Hangs out on the roof.

Sloane & Carlisle

Sloane & Carlisle

Sloane & Carlisle – Ramona’s jet-setting parents who traverse the globe in search of eclectic treasure.


Dr. Hannah Holzer – A pioneer in paranormal research. Loosely based on Hans Holzer, often credited with coining the term “Ghosthunter.”

Dr. Hannah Holzer

Dr. Hannah Holzer

And then there are the Pirates, mateys… all based on actual historical American pirates in the 17th & 18th centuries

Rachel Wall, Fanny Campbell, Sadie the Goat, Albert W. Hicks

Rachel Wall, Fanny Campbell, Sadie the Goat, Albert W. Hicks

 Rachel Wall – Plundered and pillaged late 18th century, New England coast

Fanny Campbell – Heroic revolutionary pirate, New England colonies, 1775

Sadie Farrell ( Sadie “da Goat”) – gang member turned pirate, New York, 1860s

Albert W. Hicks (“Hicksey”) – Last pirate to be hung in America, 1860. Bedloe Island, New York

Gallus Mag – Massive British woman bouncer at “The Hole in the Wall” Bar

Captain Channing – an intentional mystery



Allison Bishop headshot











Jared Joplin plays all male roles: Will Mag, Ray Howell, Carlisle Schmidt, Hicksey + random pirates/crew

Serenity Fisher plays Ramona Schmidt and Fanny Campbell + random pirates 

Allison Bishop plays Davi Mag, Sadie the Goat, Sloane Schmidt + random pirates

Amy Lord Flury plays Aunt Winona and Rachel Wall + random pirates

Missy Williamson plays the ship’s sail, Gallus Mag, Hannah Holzer + random pirates

* Bett Kooris plays Captain Channing

Yes, it’s quite a production! Especially since the playwrights vowed to keep it simple this time round 🙂 Go figure.


When & Where to see “Booty!”

BOOTY! A Revolutionary Pirate Tale at Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Wednesday, May 28 at 9pm

 Sunday, June 1 at 7pm

Monday, June 2 at 8:45pm

Wednesday, June 4 at 8:45pm

Saturday, June 7 at 4:15pm

Rachel Wall, Fanny Campbell, Sadie the Goat, Albert W. Hicks
Rachel Wall, Fanny Campbell, Sadie the Goat, Albert W. Hicks

All of the pirate characters in Booty! A Revolutionary Pirate Tale are based on actual pirates who plundered and pillaged the high seas along the eastern seaboard in the 18th and 19th centuries. Each one visits our protagonist, 17 year old Ramona Schmidt, as a ghost messenger. Each pirate tells her tale, beseeching Ramona to pay heed, in song. All original music composed by Serenity Fisher and performed live by her band, The Cardboard Hearts.

Girl Ghost Pirates Sing “Centuries”

This haunting song, “Centuries,” opens Booty! A Revolutionary Pirate Tale, sung by girl pirate ghosts, Rachel Wall (Amy Lord Flury), Sadie the Goat (Allison Bishop) and Fanny Campbell (Serenity Fisher).

All music composed by Serenity Fisher and  performed live by her band, The Cardboard Hearts, featuring Bobby Fisher on keyboard & guitar, Michael Gilbert Ronstadt on cello, Matt Halvorson on percussion and Rose Reidmiller Gowda on violin.


“BOOTY! A Revolutionary Pirate Tale” debut – Cincy Fringe 2014


 A historically hip & happening musical!

YO HO HO! Boston, MA, 1976! Pirate Purgatory Purged!  Three feisty, fierce female pirates booted out their hellish hole of empty and into a hot, hip 70s summer. Their mission? To pillage and plunder, preparing 17 year old Ramona Schmidt and friends to navigate the sordid yearnings of mind, body and soul. Chock full of pirate props, song & dance, magic boots, revolutions, revelations, sexy Brits, cigarettes and so much more! Avast Ye!

Tangled Leaves Theatre Collective is bloody thrilled to bring their 4th collaborative creation to Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2014! Originally inspired by the book, Booty! Girl Pirates on the High Seas by Sara Lorimer, Serenity Fisher and Robin O’Neal Kissel once again enthrall audiences with this quirky, fun production, including three fascinating pirate femmes from American history…Rachel WallSadie the Goat, and Fanny Campbell.

Rachel Wall

Rachel Wall



Sadie the Goat

Sadie the Goat

Fannie Campbell

Fannie Campbell

Batten down the hatches!

Prepare ye for Adventure!