Michael Koerner, composer
48 pgs. 2 female, 20 male +ensemble
Originally produced in CTC’s 1988-1989 season
Audience Recommendation: 6+
The play opens with Robin Hood, the cherished outlaw being held in custody by the ruthless Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin is about to be hanged and King Richard’s traveling judges insists on presiding with the trial even though it happens to be May Day with all the traditional festivities about to begin. The Judge then asks the townspeople (who see Robin as a hero) to reenact Robin’s exploits. The townspeople will stop at nothing to help Robin Hood, and with their reenactments the Judge finds out who is the real hero of this classic tale is.
“In the midst of these delights, what stands out most strongly is Poole’s lively, intelligent script. The result is a highly satisfying version of the tale of the outlaw and his merry men who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor.”– St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch