Purdue Northwest Theatre Company presents a frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic, “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” beginning in November.
Opening night takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. Following performances will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11; 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12; 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1; and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Purdue Northwest Hammond campus, Student Union & Library, 2233 173rd Street.
Additional performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 on the Westville campus, 1401 S. US 421.
The production is presented through special arrangements by The Purdue Northwest Theatre Company.
Directing the production is award-winning director Zachary Gipson. He is known for bringing numerous theatrical productions to life across Northwest Indiana, including PNW’s “Little Shop of Horrors” in April 2017.
The cast features Purdue Northwest students Cristian Galvan as Robin Hood; Sarah Scasny as Lady Marian; Jessica Bernardo as Towns Gal; Matthew Ruiz as The Evil Prince John; James Solis as Sheriff of Nottingham; Brianna Hall as Lady in Waiting; Daniel Straka as Little John; Jake Johnston as Friar Tuck; Isaac Tolliver, Niko Cabela, Steven Ulam, Vanessa Matthews, Brad Brooks, and Anna Duley as The Merry Men; Laura Pankowski, Natalie Villarruel, Sam Garcia, and Bailey Kien as the Fawning Ladies.
“In addition to acting, we are introducing opportunities for our students in set construction, painting, lighting and so on. This is especially great since we have so many tech-oriented students on our campuses,” said Continuing Lecturer in Music Patricia Hales.
“Our students and alumni are excited for these types of musicals and plays to take place on our campuses and we are thrilled to be able to accommodate those requests,” said Associate Professor of Communication Dan Wilbur.
“We have had great luck choosing fun, contemporary theatrical shows that are successfully resonating with our younger-generation students and the community at large.”
General adult admission is $15, senior citizen admission is $12 and admission for youth ages 12 to 18 is $10. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online or with cash only at the door as seats are available.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to all show times. This play is appropriate for all ages.
Visit the PNW Theatre Company web page for ticket and show time information.