The Roundtable Players, Richmond Regional High School’s drama club, will take the stage this weekend with a gender-bending, patriarchy-smashing, hilarious new take on the classic tale of Robin Hood.
Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood, written by Adam Szymkowicz and directed by Crystle Reid, will be performed in the auditorium at Richmond Regional High School on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. with a final performance at 7 p.m.
In this comedic interpretation of a classic tale, Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley crew 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 in this play about selfishness, selflessness, love deferred and the fight. Always the fight. The fight must go on.