The hearty laughter of Robin Hood and his merry band will sweep through the trees of Sherwood Forest (temporarily transplanted to St. John’s Lutheran School) this weekend as about 75 local children take the stage along with two professional actors in Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of “Robin Hood.”
Performances are slated for Friday, January 19, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, January 20, at 2 p.m.
“Robin Hood,” with original script and music by Daniel Nordquist, continues Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s tradition of presenting classic tales as you’ve never seen. Though set traditionally in the 12th century, complete with faeries and gnomes, Prairie Fire’s version features the Sheriff of Nottingham as a man ahead of his time, way ahead: eight centuries!
He is a visionary, and in his vision he see the trees of Sherwood Forest gone, and in their place stands “Sherwood Theme Park” and “The Mall of Nottingham.”
In his way stands the environmentally conscious outlaw, Robin Hood.
The local cast features students from St. John’s Lutheran School in Nodine as well as students from the Nodine-Dakota-Ridgeway community. Kellie Nolan and co-star Garrett, Prairie Fire Theatre’s professionals, will co-direct the production and play the roles of Flora, The Queen of the Faeries and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Tickets for the performance are $3 for adults and $1 for children, and are available at the door.
“Robin Hood” features set and costume design by Deborah Pick.
This Prairie Fire Theatre residency is being sponsored by St. John’s Christian Education Association.
St. John’s has had numerous PFCT residences in the past.
For more information, contact St. John’s Lutheran School at 504-643-6943.