UCM Robin Hood 2023

The University of Central Missouri Repertory Theatre is gearing up for its 39th season of live children's touring theatre productions with the upcoming presentation of "Robin Hood" by Kathryn Schultz Miller.

The production has performances scheduled from late May to early June.

Directed by Dr. Aaron Scully, assistant professor of theatre in the Division of Theatre and Dance at UCM, "Robin Hood" promises to be a thrilling and hilarious play for all ages. The story follows Robin and his merry men as they embark on a mission to take from the rich and give to the poor. When Robin discovers that his true love, Maid Marian, has been imprisoned by the Sheriff of Nottingham, he sets out on a quest to save her. Along the way, he encounters a colorful cast of characters, including his loyal friend, the giant Little John. Audiences will be enthralled as they join Robin Hood on his journey, witnessing his battles against evil and his unwavering pursuit of love.

The production will kick off with a free public performance at the Highlander Theatre on the UCM campus in Warrensburg on Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. Subsequently, the play will tour various venues in Clinton, Lee's Summit, Richmond, Rocky Mount, and Sedalia from May 25 to June 8.

Dr. Scully expressed his enthusiasm for the production, highlighting its entertainment value and the joy it brings to both children and parents. With its fast-paced narrative, clever jokes, physical comedy, and interactive elements, "Robin Hood" promises to be an excellent way to kick off the summer.

The tour will include public performances at several sites, including the Farris Theatre in Richmond on May 25 (free admission, 10 a.m.), the Thompson Theatre at Hayden Liberty Center in Sedalia on May 26 ($5 admission, 2 p.m.), and the Legacy Park Amphitheatre in Lee's Summit on May 31 (free admission, 10:30 a.m.), among others.

For more information about specific performances, interested individuals can reach out to Dr. Scully at ascully@ucmo.edu. The production is made possible by the support of the Wetzel Family Foundation, a grant from the Missouri Arts Council, and UCM Theatre and Dance.

To learn more, please contact Dr. Aaron Scully at ascully@ucmo.edu or call the UCM Theatre and Dance office at 660-543-4020.

Edited by Link 2 Lee's Summit.

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