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Serenbe Playhouse Presents ROBIN HOOD

Article Date 05/30/2017

 

Contact:  Ryan Oliveti, Artistic Associate

770-463-1110  |  [email protected]m

 

Staged Above The Audience

With ZIP LINES

As A Fully Immersive Sherwood Forrest

Original Tale By Howard Pyle

New Adaptation By Rachel Teagle

Direction By Broadway’s Paul McGill

 

June 2nd – August 13th

Atlanta (May 2017) – Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present ROBIN HOOD, new adaptation by Rachel Teagle. The show is directed by Broadway’s Paul McGill with original music by GRAMMY nominee John Burke. The show opens on Jun 2nd and runs to August 13th, only. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 11am & Sundays at 2pm. Single tickets are on sale now online at www.serenbeplayhouse.com (any time); and by phone at 770-463-1110 (Box Office hours are Tuesday—Saturday, 11am until 4pm). The Playhouse administrative offices are located at 9110 Selborne Lane, #210, Chattahoochee Hills GA, 30268. ROBIN HOOD will be produced at The Farmer’s Market Hideaway in Serenbe.

 

ABOUT ROBIN HOOD & THE DESIGN TEAM

No tale could be more suited for REBELLION than that of Robin Hood, the story of a renegade knight who abandons his life of comfort for that of an outlaw. But Robin Hood’s defection is not in the name of recklessness — he’s a man of the people who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Alongside his band of Merry Men, our hero also chases romance with the lovely Maid Marian. In this new adaptation by Serenbe collaborator Rachel Teagle and under the direction of Broadway’s Paul McGill, characters will fly through Serenbe’s magnificent forest on a zip line, redistributing wealth as they go!

Paul McGill has an expansive career that spans performer, choreographer, and director. As a performer, McGill starred in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. On camera, McGill starred opposite Bebe Neuwirth in the remake of Fame and the NBC series SMASH. As a choreographer, McGill worked on the Broadway smash Hedwig and the Angry Itch and the FOX remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Robin Hood is going to be our most immersive family series to date,” says Playhouse Founder & Artistic/Executive Director Brian Clowdus. “With a set in the air, actors will be zip lining above the audience in a hidden Sherwood Forest in the most breathtaking of Serenbe landscapes. At the helm of this project is guest director Paul McGill who is no stranger to the air having played Spider-Man on Broadway among many notable credits. We figured it would' hurt to have Broadway and Spider-Man in our back pocket for this project!”

“This production excites me to no end,” says McGill. “The potential is endless for telling this incredibly relevant story in this stunning natural setting. The action-packed and arrow-focused nature of this piece is represented solely through our zip-line experience: you can only move forward, never back.”

Audiences will receive the full Playhouse treatment as the enter Sherwood Forrest. From games, to sword fights, to even having the chance to zip line themselves, everyone from 0 to 100 will join Robin Hood’s merry band!

The creative team also includes original music by John Burke, fight choreography by Christen Orr, scenic design by Scott Sargent, costume design by DeeDee Chmielewski and properties design by Stephanie Polhemus.

ABOUT THE CAST

ROBIN HOOD will feature fresh faces from all across the United States making their Playhouse debuts, including: Jordan Patrick as Robin Hood, Casey Shuler as Marian, Brady Dunn as Little John, Kendra Johnson as Scarlet, Kenny Tran as Sheriff of Nottingham, and Madison Welch as Guard.

INTERVIEWS

Interviews with the director, design team, and company members are available upon request. Please email Ryan Oliveti at [email protected]

MEDIA INVITATION

There are tickets available for members of the media for opening weekend, Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 4th, 11am or 2pm curtains. Tickets are limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to Ryan Oliveti at [email protected]

TICKETS

Ticket prices range from $10 to $20 – under 12, senior/student, and group discounts are available. Rain Insurance is available for all tickets starting at $2.50. Visit www.serenbeplayhouse.com any time or call the Box Office, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am until 4pm, 770-463- 1110, for tickets.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 11am & Sundays at 2pm. The performance run time is estimated at approximately 1 Hour with no intermission.

Below is a link to images:

http://tinyurl.com/ROBINHOODpress1

Photo Credit: BreeAnne Clowdus

 

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