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Robin Hood finds new adventures at the Playhouse

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Feb 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Play House (CPH) is raising the swashbuckling stakes on the Robin Hood folklore with an exciting adventure that conjures up joy, romance and merriment. Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, is a lightning speed tale full of playful characters that will take over the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square now through Feb. 24.

Cleveland favorite Ken Ludwig (Baskerville, A Comedy of Tenors, The Game’s Afoot) is back with a rollicking new take on a beloved legend. A greedy prince has taken control of England, and it is up to dashing outlaw Robin Hood to save the day. Join up and take aim with Robin and his band of Merry Men — and women! — as they champion the underdog and fight for justice. Laughs, romance and plenty of arrows fly in this all-out comic adventure.

Laura Kepley, Cleveland Play House’s artistic director, cannot wait for audiences to experience this new version of Robin Hood.

“This production has all of the clever theatricality, bold physicality and uproarious humor we expect from Ken Ludwig,” Kepley said. “It also showcases Ken’s unique ability to embed a sweet and generous heart inside of the most outlandish comic situations. He creates characters that make us laugh and makes our emotions swell. This will be a romantic, adventurous and uplifting evening for all.”

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, will be performed at various times Feb. 2 through 24 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square. Tickets range in price from $25 to $97 each. There are $12 rush tickets for currently enrolled students younger than 25 year, with a valid student ID, and Young Professional discounts will be available with a YP-CPH membership. Student discounts are available with valid student ID. To order single tickets call 216-241-6000 or visit clevelandplayhouse.com. Groups of 10 or more can save up to 50 percent on single ticket prices. Call 216-400-7027.

Those with subscriptions save up to 25 percent on their tickets. Flexible season packages are available. To purchase subscriptions or get more information, call 216-400-7096 or visit www.clevelandplayhouse.com.

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