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Edison Stagelight Players to Present Robin Hood

March 09, 2018

Robin Hood

Edison Stagelight Players Owen Swigert, Brandon White, Chris Nerderman, and Austin Swigert rehearse for the upcoming spring production of Robin Hood.

The Edison Stagelight Players (ESP) will present Robin Hood by Scott Crain and directed by Emily Beisner. The performances will be held April 6 through April 15 in the Robinson Theater at Edison State Community College’s Piqua Campus.  

This play tells the iconic story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. As legend states, Robin Hood was a heroic outlaw in English folklore, and along with his Merry Men, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor.  

Crain’s adaptation focuses on Robin Hood’s loyalty as a King’s Man to King Richard, The Lionheart. When the King is taken hostage, Robin sets off to pay the ransom while making new friends and enemies along the way.  

Director Emily Beisner is enthusiastic about producing this classic play. “Filled with fact-paced scenes and action-packed fights, this performance will not disappoint.”  

Returning to the ESP stage after playing John Proctor in The Crucible, Steven Farris, of Sidney, will be portraying the title character of Robin Hood. With Ferris in the lead role, Cameron Ford, of Piqua, will be portraying Maid Marion, Matt Cline, of Sidney, will portray the Sherriff of Nottingham, and Sean McSwain, of Jackson Center, will play Little John.  

ESP veterans Chris Garner, of Piqua, and Kevin Grogean, of Fletcher, will return to the stage to play Friar Tuck and King Richard, The Lionheart.   

“This is a large cast, so I have my work cut out for me,” said Beisner. “Rehearsals have been going very well and I couldn’t be more proud of all the hard work I’ve witnessed from the cast.”  

Performances will be held Friday, April 6; Saturday, April 7; Friday, April 13; Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Matinee performances will be held on Sunday, April 8 and Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m.  

“This play can be enjoyed by all walks of life and I hope to see all of you there to support the arts at Edison State Community College,” added Beisner.  

Tickets for the show are seven dollars for adults, five dollars for students, and three dollars for seniors and are available for purchase with cash at the door. For more information, call 937.778.8600.