Auditions set for fall theatre production of "Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood"

 

BRCC News | Published August 16, 2019

Audition poster for Robin Hood play

On Aug. 26-27, the Theatre Department at Blue Ridge Community College will hold auditions for its fall production of “Marian, or the True Story of Robin Hood,” a patriarchy-smashing, hilarious new take on the classic tale. Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry Men (few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle. A play about selfishness and selflessness and love deferred and the fight for justice.

 

Roles available for actors ages 14 and up. Prospective auditioners do not need to be students - we love working with students and non-students! Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Scripts are available for 48-hour checkout from the Theatre Department beginning Aug. 12.

 

Auditions will be held in the Patton Auditorium at 7 p.m. Aug. 26-27. Auditioners are welcome to attend either or both nights.  We have a semi-flexible rehearsal schedule, but mainly meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Performance dates are Nov. 13-17.

 

If you would like more information, please contact Jennifer Treadway at jennifers@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1849.