Onstage: The Three Musketeers

Let’s say you’re the new artistic director at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, following in the footsteps of someone who did a magnificent job there for 20 seasons. Wouldn’t you want to mak

Let’s say you’re the new artistic director at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, following in the footsteps of someone who did a magnificent job there for 20 seasons. Wouldn’t you want to make a big impression and send some signals about what you’ll be offering theatergoers? That’s what Blake Robison has in mind with his production of The Three Musketeers. It’s a well-known adventure: Eager young D’Artagnan aspires to be like his heroes, somber Athos, jovial Porthos and romantic Aramis, all members of the French King’s loyal musketeers. Using a witty adaptation by playwright Ken Ludwig, full of humor, villainy and lively dialogue that sounds natural to our modern ears, Robison hopes to establish a tradition of thrilling productions that appeal to young and old. Sounds like a great first step. En garde! $25-$75. Tuesday-Sunday. Through Sept. 29. Cincy Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Mount Adams. 513-421-3888, cincyplay.com.

Rick Pender

RICK PENDER has written about theater for CityBeat since its first issues in 1994. Before that he wrote for EveryBody’s News. From 1998 to 2006 he was CityBeat’s arts & entertainment editor. Retired from a long career in public relations, he’s still a local arts fan, providing readers (and public radio listeners)...
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