Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is proud announce their upcoming production of the world-premiere adventure Robin Hood: Quest for Justice.
All performances will be held at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre at 92 Gay Street in the heart of Asheville’s historic Montford District, from June 28 through July 27 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. All shows are free.
In this sequel to last year’s smash hit, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham is stealing money and land from the people, as well as forcing the lovely Maid Marian to marry the despicable Gregory Gisborne to create a noble link for the Sheriff. It’s up to Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men to stop the wedding, save the people and put an end to the Sheriff’s nefarious deeds. With a plot right out of the classic legends of Robin Hood, this show promises to be a rollicking good time for kids and adults alike.
Director Michael Lilly returns to the helm after capturing the heart of Ashevillians last summer with Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood.
Although Montford Park Players stays grounded in the works of Shakespeare, classically inspired work, such as Robin Hood, has earned its place in the past few seasons. Family-oriented shows like Robin Hood and Peter Pan have become a mainstay for MPP, similarly to how their A Christmas Carol has become a holiday tradition.
This time around, the titular role will be played by Miles Rice, who recently garnered raves for his star turn in Ghost at HART. Maid Marian will be played by Clara Burrus and the venerable David Mycoff will return as the hated Sheriff of Nottingham. Also in the cast are many faces familiar to Montford audiences, such as Dakota Mann, Haven Volpe, Charlie Wilson and Karley Frost, among dozens more. Costumes are designed by Kayren McKnight, with Mike Watkins and Jason Williams designing sound and lights, respectively.
For more information or to reserve seats, go to montfordparkplayers.org, or call at 828-254-5146.