April 12, 2016
LiveArtDC Presents The Merry Death of Robin Hood at DC Reynolds; cements presence as Petworth neighborhood theatre company.
(WASHINGTON, DC): LiveArtDC is proud to announce the first production of its first ever full season – The Merry Death of Robin Hood directed by Flying V Artistic Director Jason Schlafstein, May 19-June 12 2016 at Petworth neighborhood bar, DC Reynolds.
LiveArtDC returns to DC Reynolds after the smashing success of R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match which played to sold out audiences in July and September 2014 and was awarded “Best Drama” at the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival. “You can’t always bring people to the theater,” says LiveArtDC Artistic Director Heather Whitpan, “but R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match proved that you can bring theater to the people, and it was a damn good time. After R+J’s success, we’re thirsty for more. The Merry Death of Robin Hood and Love’s LaBEERS Lost, coming in October, will once again give Washington, D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood a chance to tip their glasses with some of the best local actors, and we couldn’t be more excited to make it happen.”
In The Merry Death of Robin Hood, Robin is dead and his Merry Men have gathered to drink, sing, and tell the stories of their dear friend and leader Robin of Locksley. As they tell the stories, they come to life – reliving them to the best of their individual memories (sometimes interrupting and contradicting each other), and showing off all the different sides of this one man and the life he lived and the impression he made.
Director Schlafstein, along with a cast that includes Matthew Aldwin McGee as the titular character, Christian Sullivan as Little John, Steve N Bradford as Friar Tuck and Kaitlin Kemp as Maid Marian, will combine a raucous 70s British Punk band aesthetic with the traditional legends of Robin Hood to make for an evening of bawdy bar songs, drunken revelry and a wake to remember! John Stange and Josh Adams (R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match) make a return to the LiveArtDC “stage.” The cast also includes LiveArtDC Company member Jon Jon Johnson (Drunkle Vanya, Causality) and newcomers Emma Lou Herbert and Seth Rosenke.
|Where:||DC Reynolds is located at 3628 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia and accessible from the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Stop. Capital Bikeshare and WMATA 70 bus stop is also nearby at New Hampshire and Georgia Ave.|
|Performances May 19, 21, 26, 28, June 2, 4, 9 and 11 at 9PM, May 22, 29, June 5, 12 at 4PM.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
The SHOW is 21 and UP ONLY!!
|Who:||Director: Jason Schlafstein
Writer: Paul Reisman
Creative Team: Katherine Offutt, Kat Fleshman, Seth Alcorn
Featuring: Josh Adams, Steve N Bradford, Emma Lou Herbert, Jon Jon Johnson, Kaitlin Kemp, Matthew Aldwin McGee, Seth Rosenke, John Stange, Christian Sullivan
LiveArtDC (as in “give”) is a Washington, D.C.- based company of artists who believe in the power of collaboration to create engaging stories for the theater. Comprised of writers, actors, directors, dramaturgs, and other art lovers, LiveArtDC is focused on the process of story and character development. No play is guided by a production deadline. Since we do not have the constraints of seasons or spaces, we have the freedom to play and explore, and allow the work to emerge when it’s ready. Our inaugural show “I <3 Hummels” was incubated over three years, premiered at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival and remounted last year in Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, Nev. Our 2014 Fringe show “R+J Star-Cross’d Death Match” at DC Reynolds won “Best Drama of Fringe.” Current projects include “The Clara Bow Project” and “Causality.”
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