While at the Kansas City Boat & Sportshow in Bartle Hall (see below) last month, I found myself in the middle of a coastal village, ca. 1656, the New World.
The rather shiny replica of a colonial encampment was peopled by a governor in his late ’20s, an older pirate and a very old skeleton in a gibbet. The ragtag Wisconsin troupe had been hired by the Sportshow organizers to provide educational entertainment amid the sportshow’s more commercial offerings. Why? “Pirates are hot,” explained Capt. Edward Low. Here’s what else the pirate king said.