Robin Hood tickets on sale November 16

(11-09-2012)

Heroes and villains, thrilling fights, and fairytale romance will soon be seen in the Main Stage Theatre as the Adams State University Theatre presents Robin Hood. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday, November 16 in the ASU Theatre Box Office.

Robin Hood, directed by Assistant Professor Jenna Neilsen, is the latest production in the theatre program’s annual offering of a family oriented show during the month of December. From A Christmas Carol to Cinderella, audiences from across the San Luis Valley have made the ASU plays a popular holiday season tradition.

As with past holiday season productions, this year’s show is sponsored through the generous support of Ray and Colette Skeff.

To help choreograph the elaborate fight scenes between Robin Hood and his enemies, renowned stage combat director Geoffrey Kent has been brought in to assist on the production. Kent is currently the President of the Society of American Fight Directors and has worked as an instructor of stage combat in three countries and coast to coast within the United States. He works frequently with the Denver Center Theatre Company.

For the last five years, the Theatre Program has partnered with La Puente Home and Valley-Wide Health Systems to use the opening night performance as a fundraiser to help those in need in the San Luis Valley. With this year’s performance, the opening night of the five productions will have raised nearly $250,000 since 2007.

Public performances of Robin Hood run Dec. 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1, 8, and 9 at 2:00 p.m. The La Puente Home benefit performance is November 30 and the ASC Alumni performance is December 2.

Tickets are $10 for general public, $8 for seniors and students, $6 for children 12 and under, and free to Associated Students and Faculty with current ASU i.d. The box office number is 719-587-TIXX (8499). On November 16, first priority will be given to people standing in line for tickets with telephone orders filled afterwards.