“The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” opening Thursday, Sept. 15, will be performed by the Brookings-Harbor Community Theater for two weekends at the Harbor Performing Arts Center in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center.
Showtimes will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 18 and 25.
Robin Hood and the merry woodsmen, who take from the rich and give to the poor, are back. In this story, Robin’s Sherwood Forest becomes the setting for an adventure that is anticipated to have audiences rolling in their seats.
“The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” written by Mary Lynn Dobson, features the egomaniac, swaggering guy-in-green, Robin Hood, played by Steven Nagel, who always tries his best to do the right thing. In his never-ending quest to aid the needy, he encounters a not-so-usual damsel-in-distress, Lady Marian, played by Cassidy Ward, who likes to be in melodramatic distress and is oddly obsessed with skin conditions. Also featured is her brassy Lady in Waiting, Pam Lynn, and a scheming Sheriff of Nottingham, a villain straight out of the silent movies who has a knack for bowling, played by Gary Reissner.
In this adventure, the audience will meet the gold obsessed Prince, played by Tony Hobbs, and the good-natured “Town’s Guy” played by Dorothy Shull, who manages to make her way into every scene, whether she belongs there or not, and a band of spoon-wielding Merry Men whose collective IQs equals six.
Also playing are Joe Donahue as Little John, Rick DeHaven as Friar Tuck, Sennett Vest as Will Scarlett, and Scotty Oka as Alan Adale. Joining the band are Karen Dillon, Jordan Grenert and Courtney Dornback. The royal staff includes four Fawning Ladies played by Nadine Pizzi, Barbara Holmes, Brittney Lawson and Hailey Rogers. The Guard is played by Nathan Dodgen and the Jester is played by Chase Hahn.
Director Dori Blodgett explains that, while this is the story of Robin Hood, it does have a few modern nods.
Blodgett said the play is appropriate for children 5 and older, since many of the jokes are more verbal than visual.
The crew includes Stage Manager Hazel Campbell, Properties Mistresses Pati and Colleen Gibson, Costume Designer Courtney Dornback, Seamstress Dori Blodgett, Light Technician Megan Hulen, Sound Technician Morgan Loring, and Stagehand Hunter Hahn.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for students, and are available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies and Pacific Rim Copy Center in Brookings, and New Wave Video in Harbor. The theater offers a family package for $25, available by reservation at the box office. For more information, call 541-469-4700.