Green­wood Play­ers take on Men in Tights

Annapolis Valley Register - - EVENTS -

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 gwd­play­ers@gmail.com.

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