LiveArtDC to Present THE MERRY DEATH OF ROBIN HOOD
LiveArtDC is proud to announce the first production of its first ever full season - The Merry Death of Robin Hood directed by Flying V Artistic Director Jason Schlafstein, May 19-June 12 2016 at Petworth neighborhood bar, DC Reynolds.
LiveArtDC returns to DC Reynolds after the smashing success of R+J: Star-Cross'd Death Match which played to sold out audiences in July and September 2014 and was awarded "Best Drama" at the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival. "You can't always bring people to the theater," says LiveArtDC Artistic Director Heather Whitpan, "but R+J: Star-Cross'd Death Match proved that you can bring theater to the people, and it was a damn good time. After R+J's success, we're thirsty for more. The Merry Death of Robin Hood and Love's LaBEERS Lost, coming in October, will once again give Washington, D.C.'s Petworth neighborhood a chance to tip their glasses with some of the best local actors, and we couldn't be more excited to make it happen."
In The Merry Death of Robin Hood, Robin is dead and his Merry Men have gathered to drink, sing, and tell the stories of their dear friend and leader Robin of Locksley. As they tell the stories, they come to life - reliving them to the best of their individual memories (sometimes interrupting and contradicting each other), and showing off all the different sides of this one man and the life he lived and the impression he made.
Director Schlafstein, along with a cast that includes Matthew Aldwin McGee as the titular character, Christian Sullivan as Little John, Steve N Bradford as Friar Tuck and Kaitlin Kemp as Maid Marian, will combine a raucous 70s British Punk band aesthetic with the traditional legends of Robin Hood to make for an evening of bawdy bar songs, drunken revelry and a wake to remember! John Stange and Josh Adams (R+J: Star-Cross'd Death Match) make a return to the LiveArtDC "stage." The cast also includes LiveArtDC Company member Jon Jon Johnson (Drunkle Vanya, Causality) and newcomers Emma Lou Herbert and Seth Rosenke.