'Robin Hood' players to take the stage tonight

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

CHIMACUM — A cast of 18 teenagers will bring “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” to the Chimacum High School stage for five performances, starting tonight.

“Our play is family-friendly, a Monty Python-inspired spoof of the tale of Robin Hood,” said Ellie Spitzbart, director of the show and of Chimacum High's drama program.

Two weekends

Curtaintime is 7 p.m. in the Chimacum High auditorium, 91 West Valley Road, and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

After opening night today, “Robin” will return this Friday and Saturday as well as next weekend, Jan. 17 and 18.

Admission is $5 for adults and teens, and free for children age 12 and younger.

Here's a sampling of the cast: Miranda Apling plays Robin Hood, Jesse Bartkowski portrays Lady Marian, Alisha Bruner is Prince John, Hannah Jahnke plays the Sheriff of Nottingham, Dylan Hensel is the Town's Babe.

Also, Sarah Short is Friar Tuck, Patricia ­McElroy is Byron of Bellowsbank, Andrea Bell is Lional Laughalot, Rian Plastow plays Fernando the Friendly Guard, Aidan Whitehead plays Fawning Lady Gwen, Kenneth Melseth is Fawning Lady Vera, Cassius Jennings is Fawning Lady Donna/Debbie and Megan Dukek portrays the Greatest Tree That Ever Grew.

Lighting, stage crew

The lighting and stage crew providing the environment for all of this includes Matt Orr, Quinn Richards, Adrian Hoffman, Ezalyne Lamour and Neena Milton. Orr is also Spitzbart's assistant director.

“The students have been working very hard and would love for their entire community to join them in the adventures of Robin Hood and his band of friendly ruffians,” Spitzbart said.

She added that she chose “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” for a couple of reasons: Her high schoolers wanted to do a classic play with a twist, and they adore comedy.

“The plays are about the students,” she said, “so I did my best to cater to their needs and desires while adding in my own artistic direction and humor.”

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Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: January 09. 2013 6:06PM
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