The Legend of Pirate Sam Bellamy

Skit Synopsis

In 1715, why did British-born sailor Samuel Bellamy turn to piracy? How many ships did “Black Sam” capture? What happened to him and his flagship?

Act out this exciting true story told in verse. Includes music, sound effects, movement, and sword fighting.



Based on a true story




14+ when used as a skit

Time and Region

1715-1717; Cape Cod town (Massachusetts), dockyard; ship

Performance Time

12-15 minutes as a skit

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