Marian, Or The True Tale of Robin Hood

by Adam Szymkowicz

directed by Paulina Martz

presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Marian, Or the True Tale of Robin Hood is a joyful, diverse, heartfelt and hilarious play. It explores themes of gender-expression, and the experiences of those of marginalized genders, and how to find out who you are and who you love; all wonderfully juxtaposed within the familiar story of Robin Hood. This slapstick Monty-Python-esque farce is rife with sword fights, thumb-wrestling matches, characters in disguise, and endless surprises.

Robin Hood is (and has always been) Maid Marian in disguise, and leads a motley group of Merry Men (few of whom are actually men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? What is the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble?

Content note: This show contains a few moments of adult language and humor, as well as humorous depictions of fighting and violence.

Performances

Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 6pm

Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 6pm - canceled due to rain

Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 6pm

Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 6pm

Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 6pm - canceled due to rain

Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 6pm

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 6pm - rain date, will be performed, weather permitting

Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 6pm - rain date, will be performed, weather permitting

Location

Marian, Or The True Tale of Robin Hood will be presented at Nathan Tufts/Powderhouse Park, Somerville.

Please bring blankets or chairs as needed.

General parking is available on College Ave, but cross-streets often require a permit. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.

Cast

Marian/Robin

Alanna Dale

Little John

Will Scarlett

Prince John

Sheriff of Nottingham, Prince John Swing

Lady Shirley

Friar Tuck

Much the Miller's Son

Tommy of No Consequence

Sir Theo the Punctual

Sir Lenny the Observant

Lucy

Tanner

Guard

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Marian Understudy

Little John Understudy

Will Scarlett Understudy

Sheriff Understudy and Tommy Swing

Much Understudy and Tanner Swing

Theo and Guard Understudy, Friar Swing

Lucy and Guard Understudy

Musicians

Kris Kim

Christine Strong

Patrick Neal

Addie Pates

Zack Murphy

Robert Thorpe II

Jessica Harvey

Ted Overholt

Shannon Fay

Rosie Sentman

Hannah Young

Jasmine Caamaño

Karishma

Dominic Valentino

Amelia Smith

Juan Jose Boschetti

Noelle Colant

Rachel Kang

Samuel Zeiberg

Tovah Lockwood

Dylan Merzenich

Joey Phoenix

Magdalena Poost

Atharva Nimbalwar

Emily Duggan

Lucas Commons-Miller

Theresa Griffin

Paul Franzosa

Stephanie Franzosa

Production Team

Producer

Director

Technical Director and Composer

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Intimacy and Fight Choreographer

Fight Captain

Costume Designer

Props Lead

Props and Costumes Assistant

House Manager 

Publicity Lead

Actor Advocate and Ad Sales Coordinator

Graphic Design

Delphine Kaiser

Paulina Martz

Daniel "Rourkie" O'Rourke

Jason Rhode

Styrling Rohr

Cari Keebaugh

Dylan Merzenich

Carolyn Jones

Keisha Warriner

Alina Ishizaki

Lauren Kimball

Kate Louderback

Emily Osterloh

Julia Tenney

If you are interested in joining the Production Team, or being a House Volunteer, please email us!