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The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood

June 1, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Repeats every week until Mon Jun 20 2011 .
Sun, 06/05/2011 - 2:00pm
Sun, 06/12/2011 - 2:00pm

Andra Franks/Special to The Community News: Brittany Morgan (Lady Marian), Hank Baldree (Friar Tuck) and Alex Enslow (Robin Hood) prepare for “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” beginning June 3 at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford.Andra Franks/Special to The Community News: Brittany Morgan (Lady Marian), Hank Baldree (Friar Tuck) and Alex Enslow (Robin Hood) prepare for “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” beginning June 3 at Theatre Off the Square in Weatherford.

New twists to an old tale

Take an old, old, oft-told tale and stir in new twists and talent. Add youthful energy, punch it up with jabs at popular culture and manners, and you have “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” opening Friday, June 3 and running through June 19 at Theatre Off The Square in Weatherford. 

It’s hard to be humble when you're a handsome swashbuckling superhero. But our gallant guy-in-green-tights tries his best as he swaggers through this frantically funny, Monty Python-esque retelling of the classic tale. This time around, our legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy (and feed his ego), must rescue the lovely Lady Marian from that scheming Sheriff and pernicious Prince, aided by a band of Merry Men whose collective IQ barely breaks into double digits. It’s an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won't soon forget!

This is G. Mike West's third production to direct at TOTS, and the first directing gig there for Erin Yount. The two first collaborated on TOTS' 2008 production of Phantom of the Opera, where Erin played the heroine Christine, and Mike directed.

The cast range in age from teens to mid twenties, and includes newcomers like Alex Enslow (Robin Hood) and veterans like Crystal Rincon (Lady in Waiting), who won TOTS' 2010 Best Actress Award for her Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz.  Other cast members are: Brittany Morgan (Lady Marian), Steven Enslow (Sheriff), Ian Barnett (Prince John), Zach Crenshaw, Hank Baldree, Jordan Wood, Oscar de la Garza, Luke Bauer, Jessica Braswell, Elizabeth Ramsey, & Michaela Campbell (Merry Men & Women), and Kathryn Enslow, Shelbee Milner, Kaleigh Parker and Sabrina Piani (Ladies).

Performance Dates: June 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
Times: Friday/Saturday 8 p.m, Sunday 2 p.m
Ticket Price: $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $9 Sunday matinees
Theatre Off The Square (TOTS)
114 N. Denton St. in Weatherford
817-341-8687
www.weatherfordtots.org

Sports Calendar

Thursday, August 21

  • AHS Varsity at Northwest Classic Varsity Tournament through Aug. 23, times TBA

Friday, August 22

  • AHS Varsity vs. Pascal at Aledo, a.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Byron Nelson Scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy High School at Lakehill Prep, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

  • AHS Varsity vs. Joshua at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS vs. Stephenville at Aledo;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 28

  • AHS Varsity at Volleypalozza Varsity Tournament through Aug. 30, times TBA

  • AHS JV at Joshua, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Fort Worth Academy, 5:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Cedar Park at Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Granbury Cornerstone at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 30

  • AHS at Marcus I Invitational, North Lakes Park, Denton, Texas 76201, 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

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