Following up our successful run of The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan and King Lear, Queens Shakespeare and What Dreams May Co are pleased to present Larry Blamire’s Robin Hood. Join us for a summer of shield maidens, sheriffs, princes and a prince among thieves…Oh and did we mention swords. Lots and lots of swords.
Director Christina Sheehan’s fantasy inspired design transports audiences to an England at war with itself, gallivanting through a Sherwood Forest that serves as the dual playground battlefield where Robin and his Merry Men defy tyranny. This sprawling, action-packed retelling of the Robin Hood story gives us characters that challenge and reinvent the myth including a Maid Marian with a sword who can do her own saving, a female Little John who is as quick witted as she is quick with her quarter staff, and several other cross-gendered casting scenarios which elevate the stakes of both the conflict and the comedy in a script by Larry Blamire that walks the line between The Adventures of Robin Hood and Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Together these characters will stand against the power of King John and the Sherriff of Nottingham. Through this lens we will explore what it means to “fight cruelty where you find it”, that “Even the smallest light shines in the darkness.”, and that those who “can stand up, will stand up.” “We’re not one, we’re many. When heroes stand together…work together, not a power in all of England can stop us.”
Featuring: Albert Baker, Kristin Bellamarie, Jennifer Carter, Jordan Victoria Cobb, Jonathan Emerson, Ellie Gossage, Sarah Elizabeth Grace, Marlena Holman, Austin Glen Jacobs, Cheney Morgan, Everett O’Neil, Yianni Papadimos, Isaac Scranton, Lia Barcellona Tamborra
Performances of Robin Hood are
June 29th – July 8TH (Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 7PM/Matinees Sat at 2PM)
John DeSotelle Studio
300 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036
Tickets are $20.
To purchase tickets, please visit http://wdmcrobinsrebellion.bpt.me/ or call 1-800-838-3006
About the Company: Queens Shakespeare, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Queens Shakespeare is a blend of professional and educational theatre which produces 2 full-length classical plays each year in Queens County, New York. The aim of the company is to engage the entire community in its theatrical projects with professional actors in leading roles who will act as mentors for both students and community members
June 29th – July 8TH (Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 7PM/Matinees Sat at 2PM):
Theater: John DeSotelle Studio
Address: 300 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006