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The Adventures of Robin Hood at MPC!

Post Date:04/13/2018 5:00 PM

The Adventures of Robin Hood

by Michele L. Vacca

Directed by Laura Coté

Robin-Hood-from theatreKing Richard is off to the Crusades, leaving his greedy brother Prince John in charge of the kingdom. When Robin Hood and his Merrie Band learn the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham plans to collect taxes (again), they cannot help but...help! They foil his plans and run into the feisty Maid Marian. Vowing revenge, the Sheriff kidnaps Marian, and arranges an archery contest to lure Robin into his clutches. Will the noble outlaw fall into the Sheriff's evil trap or will justice prevail? Come to Sherwood Forest and join Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Merrie Band on this swashbuckling adventure full of intrigue, derring-do, music, dancing, and surprises galore!

Michele L. Vaca and The Adventures of Robin Hood

Shubert Playwriting Fellowship award winner Michele L. Vacca has been writing plays for Children’s Theatre for over 25 years, all based upon traditional folk lore, fairy tales, legends and world literature. Tales of the heroic outlaw Robin Hood have been part of English folklore since the 15th century. Michele L. Vacca has used them to create a delightful, fast moving and witty play. This action packed, “pseudo-Shakespearean” comedy is suitable for families, young adults and children as part of our Theatre for Young Adults series.


-About the Director-

Director Laura Coté has been an MPC Theatre Arts instructor since 2010. A native New Yorker, she has called the Monterey Peninsula home since 1998. A cum laude graduate from Vassar College with a degree in Drama, Laura enjoys combining classical theatrical training with more modern approaches to teach and create unique and distinctive art. She has worked locally as an actress, set designer, and director. Laura directed this season’s hit comedy Present Laughter (2017) here at MPC, and has directed several of our most popular Storybook Theatre productions, including The Princess and The Pea (2010), The Snow Queen (2011), Little Women (2012), and Cinderella (2013).  She also directed Glorious (2013) For Better (2013) and Good People (2014) at the fondly remembered Magic Circle Theatre. Laura first discovered her calling at the age of nine when her family took her to see Annie on Broadway. She remembers sitting in the audience thoroughly enchanted and thinking, "I'm going to do that one day"…and now she does!

-About the Design Team-

The Design team includes Laura Coté (Director)Doug Ridgeway (Technical Director & Scenic Design), Gloria C. Mattos Hughes (Costume Design), David Rigmaiden (Sound Design) and Devin Adler (Choreography.)

ABOUT THE MPC THEATRE CHARITABLE TRUST

The Monterey Peninsula Community Theatre Company Charitable Trust is an independent 501(c)(3) created to support the MPC theatre program by funding expenses not covered by the State educational budget. 


Performance Dates and Times
:

The Adventures of Robin Hood previews Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 PM and opens Friday, April 27 at 7:30 PM. Performances run for two weeks ONLY through Sunday, May 6. Regular performances run, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Please note that there is NO Thursday May 3 show but there is bonus matinee at 2pm on Saturday May 5th.

 Day Date
Time
Details
Thursday
Apr 26
7:30 PM
Preview /Discount Thursday
Friday
Apr 27
7:30 PM
Opening night
Saturday
Apr 28
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Apr 29
2:00 PM
Matinee
       
Friday
May 4
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Saturday
May 5
2:00 PM
Bonus Matinee
Saturday
May 5
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
May 6
2:00 PM
Matinee

Ticket Information:

For tickets visit our box office*, call (831) 646-4213 or purchase online.

Regular ticket prices are: $25 Adults, $22 Seniors, $15 Young Adults (16-21) & Military, and $10 Children 15 & under. Adults and seniors can purchase tickets 24 hours in advance for $20. Group discounts are available for parties of 15 or more.

Ticket to Thursday performances (Preview and Discount Thursday) are $12.50 each, or $10 for children. Adults & Seniors can also purchase ticket 24-hours in advance for $20 each.

Special Promo: Purchase 1 Adult ticket and receive 1 FREE 12 & under ticket
Thanks to several generous donors, a limited number of free children’s tickets are available, along with the purchase of an adult ticket. Based upon availability, sponsored/Free children’s tickets are available only in person (not Online) or by calling The MPC Theatre Box Office at 831-646-4213

The Adventures of Robin Hood is a live theatrical performance and recommended for children 10 years old and above. Please note that infants, babes-in-arms, and children in strollers or carriers are not permitted.

Please note: Campus Parking is required for Thursday evening performances and cost is $3.00.  Some kiosks take quarters, others only accept dollar bills.


*The MPC box office is open Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 3:00 - 7:00 pm and 2 hours prior to performancesFor more information contact the MPC Theatre Box Office 831-646-4244 or mpcboxoffice@mpc.edu