Greenwood Players take on Men in Tights
The Greenwood Players are hard at work on their next production, an adaptation of Mel Brooks’ classic parody movie “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.”
Adapted from the original screenplay by our own Renee Doucet Cottreau, we join Robin of Loxley (Jaden Braniff) as he returns to England from the Crusades, only to find the evil Prince John (Lee Mcvicar), and the controlling Sheriff of Rottingham (Mike Cook), are terrorizing the citizenry.
Robin recruits a band of Merry Men to oppose Prince John’s tyranny. The Merry Men are a rag-tag group with very different lives: Blinkin (Joey Lajoie, who recently played the charming Prince in Sleeping Beauty), Robin’s blind long-time servant; Ahchoo (Bree Doucette), the misguided daughter of Asneeze, the man who helped Robin escape from prison while fighting in the Crusades; Little John (played aptly by Pat Luoma), who seems to think that being called Little is only coincidental to the fact of he is a hulking man; and Little John’s friend, Will ‘Scarlet’ O’hara (Antoine Frater), a master with daggers.
At Prince John’s castle Robin falls in love with the beautiful Maid Marian of Bagelle (Meggie Pozzolo), who is trying to evade the protective efforts of her handmaiden, Broomhilde (Kyra Wheaton). The sheriff also has his eyes set on Marian, and he in turn is the object of desire for Latrine (Farrah Ferguson), a powerful hag and sorceress of the court. Robin and the sheriff have a fight to the death to achieve their end goals, which for both are the protection of the throne for their trusted royal, and the love of Maid Marian.
Will Robin Hood and his Merry Men defeat the evil Prince John and the Sheriff of Rottingham; will the sheriff win the hand and key to Marian’s heart and other parts? How do all those men look in real tights? To answer these questions join the Greenwood Players, and enjoy this PG 13 theatrical homage to Mel Brooks at the AVM Morfee Centre from May 23 to 27. Curtain goes up at 7 p.m.; tickets are only $8 and are available at Pharmasave in Kingston and Middleton, the GMFRC Reception desk, and at the door. For reservations or special needs call 902-844-0053 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.