Robin Hood Stars in Family-Friendly Play
Students taking a theatre Spring Term course at Alma College plan to amuse a family audience with the entertaining production of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.”
“It’s a funny and family-friendly show,” says Mike Sheldon, faculty director of the play.
The class will present the only public showing at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16 in the Remick Heritage Center’s Strosacker Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public.
The play by Mary Lynn Dobson is described as a Mel Brooks-like family comedy about Robin Hood and his merry men. With a running time of only 50 minutes, it is a perfect show for children, says Sheldon.
“It’s really easy for kids to sit through,” he says. “It’s sure to amuse both children and adults. The actors know they are in a play, and they make jokes about it throughout the show. It’s great.”
Nineteen students comprise the class. While only 12 perform in the show, everyone helps with set production and technical work, says Sheldon.
“The class is a great opportunity for Alma College students to learn about theatre production,” says Sheldon.
In addition to the May 16 public performance, the play will be performed at three area schools.
Posted: Mon, May 4th, 2009 at 8:27AM