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OPEN AIR SUMMER REP: Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood
Fri, August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until Sat, August 18, 2018
“A gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing, hilarious new take on the classic tale. Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry ‘Men’ (few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle. A play about selfishness and selflessness and love deferred and the fight. Always the fight. The fight must go on.”
Directed by Ashley & Tim Albertson. Playing outdoors in the amphitheater in Maritime Heritage Park as part of Sylvia Center for the Arts’ Open Air Summer Rep.
All performances free to the public!
Thanks to production sponsors REDLIGHT and MILLER’S BACK DOOR!
A pre-show opening reception will be held at Sylvia Center on Thursday, August 9 to benefit the Open Air Summer Rep, Sylvia Center’s program of FREE theater in the park.
Performances (all at 7:30pm):
Thu, Aug 9 (preceded by opening reception at 6pm)
Fri, Aug 10
Sat, Aug 11
Thu, Aug 16
Fri, Aug 17
Sat, Aug 18
REVIEWS (original NY production)
“[…] The show thrives on its own playfulness and silly energy while still tying everything up at the end. Marian manages to present something important without taking itself too seriously.” — Theatre is Easy
“[…] a rollicking, gender-bending romp […] With Marian, Or the True Tale of Robin Hood Szymkowicz has delivered a swashbuckling story of what it takes to make change, and the networks and chosen families that keep that revolutionary spirit alive.” – New York Theatre Review