Round House Theatre offers swashbuckling fun for the entire family this holiday season with the world premiere of Young Robin Hood by Jon Klein, which runs November 28 thru December 30. Derek Goldman directs this stirring new take on the legendary adventure story. Opening night is tonight, December 3, 2012.
King Richard is off on the Crusades and Nottingham is at the mercy of the evil and corrupt Sheriff, who twists the law and persecutes the poor. When his father is falsely accused of a crime and imprisoned, impetuous teenager Robin, already a skilled archer and swordsman, has to grow up fast and devise a rescue. Friendship is tested and new alliances are formed as Robin fights against tyranny and injustice, with the unexpected help of the Sheriff’s feisty daughter Marion.
“What I love about Jon’s play is that it works on one level for kids and on another level for adults,” said Producing Artistic Director Ryan Rilette. “Kids will see only a swashbuckling adventure story about the triumph of good over evil. But adults will also recognize this as a parable about the inequity between those who have and those who don’t ? something that feels incredibly relevant now given the national discourse over the 99% and the 1% over the last year.”
Featuring: Jeff Allin, Laura C. Harris, Davis Chandler Hasty, Mitchell Hébert, Joe Isenberg, Emma Jaster, JJ Kaczynski, Kimberly Schraf, Sean Silvia, Allie Villarreal, and Craig Wallace.
Creative team: scenic designer Misha Kachman, costume designer Ivania Stack, lighting designer Kenton Yeager, composer/sound designer Matthew M. Nielson, props master Andrea Moore, fight choreographer Casey Kaleba, choreographer Emma Jaster and stage manager Maribeth Chaprnka.
Tickets range in price from $10 to $61 and may be purchased by calling 240.644.1100, by ordering online at www.roundhousetheatre.org, or at Round House’s box office in Bethesda. Tickets for kids and everyone age 30 and under are just $10 and $15. Round House Theatre Bethesda is located at 4545 East-West Highway, one block from Wisconsin Avenue and the Bethesda station on Metro’s Red Line. Young Robin Hood is recommended for age 8 and above.
Young Robin Hood runs now thru December 30, 2012 with performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Opening night is Monday, December 3. Please note: there are no performances on Tuesday, December 4; Tuesday, December 25; and Thursday evening, December 27. Holiday week schedule: performances have been added on Wednesday, December 26 at 3pm, Thursday, December 27 at 2pm, and Friday, December 29 at 3pm.
SPECIAL FAMILY EVENT ON DECEMBER 27
On Thursday, December 27, families can join Robin and Marion at the 2pm holiday performance of Young Robin Hood and then enjoy such special post-show activities as food, sword fighting demonstrations, arts projects, and much more with members of Robin’s merry band. Tickets for this special family event are $50 per person and are available online or by calling the Round House box office.
Designer Discussion (with the costume, set, lighting, and sound designers): Wednesday, November 28 at 6:45pm
Director Discussion (with Derek Goldman): Friday, November 30 at 7:15pm
Audio-described performance: Saturday, December 8 at 3pm
Post-Show Talkbacks: Wednesday, November 28 thru Sunday, December 2, Sunday, December 9, and Sunday, December 16
Parents’ Matinee: Sunday, December 9 at 3pm. Patrons can drop off children (ages 3-12, must be potty trained) to an RHT teaching artist while they’re seeing the show at this designated Sunday matinee. The kids enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of theatre games and arts activities. Childcare reservations are required in advance by 5pm on December 5 by calling 240.644.1100.