American Repertory Theater to Host Food Drive During THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD Run
This holiday season, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard continues its partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank by hosting a major food drive alongside its production of The Heart of Robin Hood.
The story of The Heart of Robin Hood, which inspires sharing with those in need, deeply resonates with the very real lack of food and other basic resources among many members of our own community. As such, the A.R.T. is inviting audience members of the production as well as other local individuals to celebrate the spirit of the holidays and the legend of Robin Hood by donating non-perishable food and toiletries at a designated drop site in the Loeb Drama Center between December 11 and January 19. For details on what food types will be accepted, please visit the A.R.T. website at americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/heart-robin-hood
In 2012, the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) distributed almost 41 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people in Eastern Massachusetts. Within the Cambridge community alone, the Greater Boston Food Bank serves approximately 10,000 people per month, donating food to 11 food pantries, 8 soup kitchens and 3 homeless shelters. On average, the GBFB provides 68% of the food supplies for Cambridge-based anti-hunger organizations.
The Heart of Robin Hood is written by David Farr and directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson with music by the folk band Poor Old Shine. In this spectacular rendition of the English legend, the notorious Robin Hood and his band of merry men steal from the rich, but refuse to share with the oppressed peasantry. As the wicked Prince John threatens all of England, it is down to Marion to boldly protect the poor and convert Robin Hood from outlaw to hero. First seen at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2011, this new production is filled with high adventure, epic romance, amazing fight choreography, and original music.
Performances run from December 11 through January 19, 2014 at the Loeb Drama Center. The Loeb Drama Center, located at 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, is fully accessible.
ASL interpreted performances of The Heart of Robin Hood are scheduled for Tuesday, January 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, January 12 at 2:00 PM. Audio described performances for blind and low vision patrons are scheduled for Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, January 11 at 2:00 PM.
For tickets to The Heart of Robin Hood and further information visit us at americanrepertorytheater.org.