Theatre of Charlotte Presents “The Commedia Robin Hood”
Theatre of Charlotte’s Tarradiddle Players bring the legend of Robin Hood and
his merry men to life in “The Commedia Robin Hood” (May 4-20). Performed in
the style of Commedia dell’arte, the production uses farce and slapstick to
give this timeless tale a hilarious new twist.
just a few quick costume and prop changes, four actors recreate the adventures
of the English outlaw who robs from the rich to give to the poor. Audiences will
cheer for Robin Hood as he battles Little John on the bridge, makes friends with
the loveably droll Friar Tuck, and outwits the bumbling Sheriff of Nottingham,
all in order to win the heart of the lovely Maid Marion. Playwright Lane
Riosley’s series of “Commedia” plays are a beloved part of the Tarradiddle
repertoire, and “The Commedia Robin Hood” is a delightfully silly
introduction to a classic story.
version of the Robin Hood legend pays tribute to comedy,” comments director
Jill Bloede. “The production steals from the rich humor of sixteenth century
Italian Commedia dell’arte and classic cartoons to give the audience a
laugh-out loud experience.”
Commedia Robin Hood” stars the 2006-07 Tarradiddle Players company: Robby
Fulton, Leslie Ann Giles, Chaz Pofahl, and Greta Marie Zandstra. There will be
special appearances by musicians from the Charlotte Symphony before the 2:00
performances on May 6 and May 20. Performance date and times are as follows:
3:00 pm (General Seating Only - Front Orchestra Sold Out)
2:00 pm (SOLD OUT)
2:00 pm (Front Orchestra Only - General Seating Sold Out)
2:00 pm (General Seating Only - Front Orchestra Sold Out)
will be held in the Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn,
300 East 7th Street
. Front Orchestra tickets are $18.00; General Admission tickets are
$14.00. For tickets, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828
(10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: www.ctcharlotte.org.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Theatre of Charlotte is supported by the Annual Fund Drive of the Arts &
Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., ArtsTeach, and the North Carolina
Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
The media sponsor for the 2006-07 season is WCNC-TV.
Airways: the 2006-07 Official Airline of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.