Robin Hood's legendary adventures take center stage
Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Robin Hood and his Merry Men will steal from the rich and give to the poor next weekend at the Bomhard Theater in Louisville.
Gregory and Abigail Maupin (Submitted photo)
The Kentucky Center will host the world premiere of "The Glorious Adventures of the Mighty Robin Hood" at the Bomhard Theater.
Gregory and Abigail Maupin were commissioned to produce the show as part of StageOne's New Play Development Series. They said they wanted to take a different approach to telling the famous character's story.
"Robin Hood is an extensive legend with so many versions and retellings that many different people swear by - so many chapters and adventures," Abigail Maupin said in a press release. "We asked ourselves many times, 'How do we choose what to tell? What to leave out?' We don't want our script to be the same as all of the others, but you don't want to leave out the most recognizable and favorite parts of the story."
The play introduces audiences to a merry band of traveling players rehearsing a performance of the Robin Hood legend.
The play-within-a-play reveals the farcical nature of the show as the players fumble over their lines, debate stage directions and squabble in the midst of their Robin Hood rehearsal.
The show will be open to the public for one night at The Kentucky Center on February 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Single tickets are $19.75 and can be purchased at The Kentucky Center Box Office, by phone at 502.584.7777, or online at KentuckyCenter.org. Fourth- through sixth-grade students attending school in metro Louisville and across southern Indiana will be able to attend the play for free.
Group rates are also available for parties of 12 or more for $18 each. To purchase group tickets, call 502.498.2447.
The show is recommended for ages 8 and up.
The StageOne season will continue with "Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly" on May 10 and 17. The play shows the world from a bug's perspective and is recommended for ages 4 and up.