Westerville Central High School’s theater season begins on September 20 with a rousing production of The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, by Mary Lynn Dobson. Performances will take place at 7:00 p.m. on September 20 and September 21, with a closing matinee at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday September 22. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/8128.
The story goes like this. It sure is hard to be humble when you are a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green (played by student Ethan Zink) tries his best as he swaggers through The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, a frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters a lovely damsel-in-distress (Mattes Brown), oddly obsessed with skin conditions; an ever-scheming sheriff (Aidan Morgan) who would rather bowl a strike than hit a bull’s-eye; a gold-hoarding, bad-guy monarch wannabe (Aidan Flannery); and a good-natured “Town's Guy” (Adam Keith) who manages to make his way into every scene, whether he belongs there or not. Combine them with an expandable band of spoon-wielding Merry Men whose collective IQs equal six, and you’ve got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won’t soon forget!
Stephanie Matushoneck serves as the Warhawk Theatre Artistic Director and Thespian Troupe Director, Troupe 6750. Check out Central’s new website at www.wchstheatre.net.