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Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE THREE MUSKETEERS, 11/7-24

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the action-packed adventure play, The Three Musketeers, from November 7 - 24 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. The Three Musketeers is written by Ken Ludwig and adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas.

This adaptation, based on Alexandre Dumas' timeless swashbuckling story, is a humorous tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor. The story, set in 1625, begins with d'Artagnan setting off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with d'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, who poses as a young mnan and quickly becomes entangled in her brother's escapades. Soon after reaching Paris, d'Artagnan encounters the famous musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis. He joins forces with his heroes to defend the honor of the Queen of France. But along the way he must confront the most feared man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu his henchman Rochefort, and the most dangerous foe of all, the infamous Countess de Winter who will stop at nothing to exact her revenge. This is an exciting and daring adventure for the whole family.

The show is directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Lisa K. Bryant. Bryant recently directed Cats at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Fight choreography is by Michael MacCauley. Set design is by James W. Johnson. Lightning design is by Stephen Terry. Sound design is by Marc W. Fisher III.

Two cast members in The Three Musketeers were recently part of this past summer's Apprentice Program and are now being cast in full company member roles for this production. Jeff Sundheim will be playing D'Artagnan and Catharine Kay will be playing Sabine.

For this production, The Playhouse has brought it many local actors, including regular performers at NC Stage in Asheville and Hendersonville Little Theatre.

Cast members are Rebecca Morris, Barbara Bradshaw, Ralph Redpath, Andrew Hampton Livingston, Scott Treadway, Willie Repoley, Maria Buchanan, Catharine Kay, Jeff Sundheim, Michael MacCauley, Dusty McKeelan, Michael Luwoye, Preston Dyar, Erin Mosher, Kevin McKee, Caroline Schultz, Kai Elijah Hamilton, Luke D. Arrington, Dylan Henley, Robert Dale Walker, Maria Morava, Kerry Corlis and Natalie Broadway.

The play had its world premiere on December 6, 2006 at the world famous Bristol Old Vic and received ecstatic reviews. The director was Tim Sheader ("Twelfth Night" in Regent's Park), the fight choreographer was Richard Ryan (the movie "Troy") and the Artistic Director of the theatre was Simon Reade, former Literary Manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community and Ingles Markets, Inc. presents The Three Musketeers at Playhouse Mainstage, November 7 - 24. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling The Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org. Discounts available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups. Playhouse Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Hwy in Flat Rock, NC.



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