Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Yoh Players-All For One In #WoodstockVT #VT #VTArtsCouncil #vermontstandard


The Yoh Players have taken on a most ambitious play for their Spring Production-Ken Ludwig's "The Three Musketeers." 

A play is based on the book written by Alexandre Dumas in 1844.

From Ludwig's blog:
Set in 1625, the plays begins with d'Artagnan, a young Frenchman from Gascony, who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with d'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with d'Artagnan to attend a convent school in Paris, she poses as a young man – d'Artagnan’s servant – and quickly becomes entangled in her brother’s adventures.

Soon after reaching Paris, d'Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the famous musketeers. After blundering into each of them in turn, and challenging them to duels on the same night.

 d'Artagnan joins forces with his heroes to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu, as well as his henchman, Rochefort, Captain of the Cardinal’s Guard. 
 

The play had its world premiere on December 6, 2006 at the world famous Bristol Old Vic and received ecstatic reviews. If my peek at the play is any indication, the Yoh players will also receive rave reviews for their portrayals.

Performances are Friday, March 11 (7pm), Saturday, March 12 (7pm) and Sunday March 13 (2pm) at the Yoh Auditorium at the high school. The colorful period costumes and sword fights will delight everyone.


Yoh Players-Three Musketeers Rehearsal
Yoh Theatre, Woodstock Union High School
Woodstock, VT  March 7, 2016
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