Serenbe's ROBIN HOOD to Feature Immersive Sherwood Forest, Zip Line
Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present ROBIN HOOD, new adaptation by Rachel Teagle. The show is directed by Broadway's Paul McGill with original music by GRAMMY nominee John Burke.
The show opens on Jun 2nd and runs to August 13th, only. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 11am & Sundays at 2pm. Single tickets are on sale now online at www.serenbeplayhouse.com (any time); and by phone at 770-463-1110 (Box Office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am until 4pm). The Playhouse administrative offices are located at 9110 Selborne Lane, #210, Chattahoochee Hills GA, 30268. ROBIN HOOD will be produced at The Farmer's Market Hideaway in Serenbe.
No tale could be more suited for REBELLION than that of Robin Hood, the story of a renegade knight who abandons his life of comfort for that of an outlaw. But Robin Hood's defection is not in the name of recklessness - he's a man of the people who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Alongside his band of Merry Men, our hero also chases romance with the lovely Maid Marian.
In this new adaptation by Serenbe collaborator Rachel Teagle and under the direction of Broadway's Paul McGill, characters will fly through Serenbe's magnificent forest on a zip line, redistributing wealth as they go!
Paul McGill has an expansive career that spans performer, choreographer, and director. As a performer, McGill starred in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. On camera, McGill starred opposite Bebe Neuwirth in the remake of Fame and the NBC series SMASH. As a choreographer, McGill worked on the Broadway smash Hedwig and the Angry Itch and the FOX remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
"Robin Hood is going to be our most immersive family series to date," says Playhouse Founder & Artistic/Executive Director Brian Clowdus. "With a set in the air, actors will be zip lining above the audience in a hidden Sherwood Forest in the most breathtaking of Serenbe landscapes. At the helm of this project is guest director Paul McGill who is no stranger to the air having played Spider-Man on Broadway among many notable credits. We figured it would' hurt to have Broadway and Spider-Man in our back pocket for this project!"
"This production excites me to no end," says McGill. "The potential is endless for telling this incredibly relevant story in this stunning natural setting. The action-packed and arrow-focused nature of this piece is represented solely through our zip-line experience: you can only move forward, never back."
Audiences will receive the full Playhouse treatment as the enter Sherwood Forrest. From games, to sword fights, to even having the chance to zip line themselves, everyone from 0 to 100 will join Robin Hood's merry band!
The creative team also includes original music by John Burke, fight choreography by Christen Orr, scenic design by Scott Sargent, costume design by DeeDee Chmielewski and properties design by Stephanie Polhemus.
ROBIN HOOD will feature fresh faces from all across the United States making their Playhouse debuts, including: Jordan Patrick as Robin Hood, Casey Shuler as Marian, Brady Dunn as Little John, Kendra Johnson as Scarlet, Kenny Tran as Sheriff of Nottingham, and Madison Welch as Guard.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $20 - under 12, senior/student, and group discounts are available. Rain Insurance is available for all tickets starting at $2.50. Visit www.serenbeplayhouse.com any time or call the Box Office, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am until 4pm, 770-463- 1110, for tickets.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 11am & Sundays at 2pm. The performance run time is estimated at approximately 1 Hour with no intermission.
Serenbe Playhouse is a professional theatre committed to producing site-specific performances and programs that connect art, nature and community. Serenbe Playhouse believes that theatre as an art form has the unique power to illuminate the human experience. In pursuit of that vision, we produce artistically rich site-specific performances and programming that reduce the barriers between artists and audiences by immersing patrons in an environment that amplifies the beauty of nature, and provides opportunities for engagement, conversation, and collaboration. We use theatre as an artistic educational tool for both artists and audiences. We are a pioneer in modeling Green Theatre Practices by producing plays with a commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship. Serenbe Playhouse was founded in 2009 under the executive and artistic direction of Brian Clowdus, an accomplished actor, educator, director and producer. Established under the umbrella of their parent organization, The Serenbe Institute for Art Culture & the Environment, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Serenbe Playhouse operates with the support of a diverse working board of directors and community volunteers.
Photo Credit: BreeAnne Clowdus