The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Director Stephen Drover and performers Lawrence Haegert & Genevieve Fleming tell us why we should see

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Based on the classic English legend

Adapted by: Jeff Pitcher

Directed by: Stephen Drover

Starring: Ryan Beil, Ian Butcher, Genevieve Fleming, Lawrence  Haegert, Laura Jaye, Josue Laboucane, Julie McIsaac, Sean Oliver, Joshua Reynolds and Allan Zinyck

Presented by: Carousel Theatre (link)

From the playwright who brought you Carousel Theatre’s hit production Peter Pan, we are proud to present this classic folktale during the holiday season, suitable for the entire family.

Hidden deep within Sherwood Forest, he steals from the rich, gives to the poor, and leads his band of Merry Men in an adventures against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his quest for power. Join Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck and Little John as they fight to protect King Richard’s throne!

NOVEMBER 27, 2009 – JANUARY 2, 2010
The Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street, on Granville Island

For Ages 4 +
No babes in arms.

Public Performances:
NOVEMBER  27, 2009 – JANUARY 2, 2009

School Matinees:
NOVEMBER  25 – DECEMBER 18, 2009

Click here for ticket info

School Groups- to book tickets NOW call Jessie van Rijn, General Manager, at 604.669.3410

Illustration by Christopher Rawlins. Used with permission from the artist.

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One Response

  1. Perry Q. Pompinog, a shrimpy monster of royal lineage,
    is commanded to embark on a quest to prove that he’s fit
    to become the next king. He’s not allowed home until
    he has gotten his hands on – a seahorn, a skystone and a foreigner’s crown.

    His sloppy, rude and (above all) JEALOUS siblings
    are bent on thwarting their oldest brother’s efforts.
    By the end of scene one, they’ve found a way to have poor
    Perry drugged and cut open by the royal surgeon, who removes
    his primary navigation device – a mariner’s compass –
    which he had mistakenly swallowed as a kid.

    Clueless that he has been sabotaged, Perry sets off
    confident that securing a seahorn and a skystone will be no problem.
    It’s the foreigner’s crown that has him all a jitter.
    To make matters worse, he takes a wrong turn getting hopelessly lost.
    He’s tempted to lie, cheat and steal,
    and – worst of all – to throw in the towel.

    Perry’s stick-to-it-iveness is pushed to the breaking point,
    but out pop inner strengths and ingenuities he never knew he had.
    Good thing. He’ll need these like crazy after stumbling
    upon another kingdom where a depressed gryphon guards the gate.
    This threat notwithstanding, the glint off a gleaming crown
    high up on a window ledge catches his eye.

    Perry schemes, dares fantastic feats and falls flat on his face
    fumbling to convince others he’s not just any old vagabond –
    despite his (by now) very ragged look.

    He bargains and blusters, but comes up against a monarch,
    the likes of which he never could have imagined.
    Caught in his deceit, he’s sentenced to serve as household help.

    Perry Q. Pumpinog’s attempts to complete his quest
    are fraught with twists, turns and (seeming) setbacks.
    But in the process, Perry dares to give away what he treasures most
    and, in return, stumbles onto treasures undreamt of.

    Perry Q. Pumpinog is a 90 minute play for four actors.

    Dennis Smeal, the literary manager at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia,
    went bonkers with delight over this script,
    but that was 18 months ago! I’m getting restless.

    May I send it to you?

    Jim Bergwall

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