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By Brandon E. McLauren
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer

MAY 31 - AUGUST 3 | SCHUBERT THEATRE

Righting wrongs and making quick escapes are only half the fun. Robin Hood, Maid Marian, and a merry band of adventurers seek freedom and vitality in Sherwood Forest. A delightful adventure for kids ages three to tween.

Children can get a front row seat for the fun with on-stage carpet seating and everyone can meet the cast after the performance for autographs and pictures.

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  • Engage with live theatre in an inclusive hush-free setting at a Relaxed Performance—a sensory-friendly show which creates a judgment-free and inclusive environment for patrons with a wide range of sensory and communication differences, including individuals on the autism spectrum, young children, and people of all abilities and ages who would benefit from a relaxed experience. Friday, June 28, 10am.
  • Audio-Described performance on Saturday, July 27, 10am.
  • Sign-Interpreted performance on Saturday, July 27, 10am.

Reviews

Lehigh Valley Press

 “A fun and modern rendition of the classic tale.”

“Plenty of comedy, action, song and dance.”

“Energetic and engaging.”

“A delightful production….”

“Kailey Edwards, as Sheriff Nottingham, is exciting with her detailed comedic animation.”

 

Press Release

Come Join the Adventure with Robin Hood and Maid Marian at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival launches its 28th season with the children’s theatre production, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian. The show opens May 31 and runs through August 3 in the Schubert Theatre at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.

Righting wrongs and making quick escapes are only half the fun! Join Robin Hood, Maid Marian, and a merry band of adventurers seeking freedom and vitality in the Sherwood Forest. A delightful tale for kids ages three to tween.

Children can get a front row seat for the fun with on-stage carpet seating and everyone can meet the cast after the performance for autographs and pictures.

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TAYLOR CONGDON

TAYLOR CONGDON

Scarlett

is making her PSF debut as part of the Young Company. DeSales University Act 1 credits: Pippin, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Into the Woods, The Devil’s Disciple, Murder on the Nile, Young Frankenstein, The Crucible, and The Homecoming: A Christmas Story.

KAILEY EDWARDS

KAILEY EDWARDS

Sheriff

is thrilled to be a part of her second season here at PSF following last summer’s Shakespeare for Kids (Self); DeSales University Act 1 credits: Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth Benning) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Smee). Other credits: My Fair Lady (Eliza Dolittle). Special thanks to her family and friends for the continuous support! 1 Cor. 10:31

MEGAN FRY

MEGAN FRY

Widow, Henchman, Musician

is returning for a second year with the Festival, having performed as an ensemble member and as Mother in Ragtime last summer. Megan is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales University and recently performed in their production of Pippin as an ensemble member. The Shawnee Playhouse credits: The Addams Family (Morticia), Oklahoma! (Gertie Cummings), and I Do! I Do! (Agnes). Megan would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support. 

ANGELA LAROSE

ANGELA LAROSE

Rufus

is thrilled to be returning to PSF for her third summer. Angela is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales University. Some of her previous credits include PSF’s productions of Ragtime (Ensemble/ Evelyn Nesbit u/s, performed) and Evita (Ensemble). Other credits include Pippin (Fastrada), Dames At Sea (Ruby), Young Frankenstein (Ensemble/Inga u/s), and Into the Woods (Cinderella u/s). She would like to thank her family and friends for their unconditional love and support.

Iykechi McCoy

IYKECHI MCCOY

Little John

is a rising senior musical theatre major at DeSales University. What brings him the most joy is acting. He wishes to show the world the unlimited potential for empowerment that the conveyance of art brings and that there are no limitations for anyone in this beautiful experience of life.

JAYCE MEREDITH

JAYCE MEREDITH

Beuford, Henchman, Musician

is a musical theatre graduate from DeSales University. He was previously an ensemble member in PSF’s productions of Evita and Ragtime, and is honored to return to the Festival for their productions of Crazy For You​ and ​Robin Hood​. He is incredibly thankful to his parents, Lionel and Catherine Meredith, for their love and support.

Gabe Moses

GABE MOSES

Andy, Henchman, Musician

is a rising junior theatre major at DeSales University and is excited to be a part of his second season at PSF. Last year, he performed in Ragtime as Matthew Henson and the Harlem Ensemble. DeSales University Act 1 credits: Pippin, The Cherry Orchard, Picnic, and Into the Woods.

MACKENZIE MOYER

MACKENZIE MOYER

Maid Marian

is thrilled to be making her PSF debut as a member of the Young Company. DeSales University Act 1 credits: Pippin, The Devil’s Disciple, Godspell, and The Crucible. Love to the fam, friends, and Bryan. mackenzie-moyer.com

Alyssa Ramsey

ALYSSA RAMSEY

Celia

is a 2019 graduate of the DeSales University musical theatre program. Previous credits include Ragtime (PSF); and Pippin (Leading Player), GodspellHairPicnic and Merry Christmas,George Bailey!. She is very excited to be a part of the Young Company this season. 

MATTHEW SMALDONE

MATTHEW SMALDONE

George, Musician

has worked with PSF twice before (Evita and King Richard II) and is extremely excited to participate in the Young Company for his first time. DeSales University Act 1 credits: The Devil’s Disciple (Richard Dudgeon), Into the Woods (Narrator), Murder on the Nile (Simon Mostyn), and The Homecoming (Clay-Boy Spencer).

JHALIL-MARQUIS YOUNGER

JHALIL-MARQUIS YOUNGER

Friar Tuck

is a recent DeSales University graduate and is thrilled to return to PSF as a member of the Young Company. The excitement he feels is eclipsed only by the feelings of gratitude for the generous outpouring of support he’s received thus far from teachers, family and friends.

MARK YOWAKIM

MARK YOWAKIM

Robin Hood

a musical theater major going into his junior year at DeSales University, is excited to be returning to PSF for his second year in the Young Company. Previous PSF credits include an ensemble member in Ragtime, an onstage musician in Shakespeare in Love, York’s Servant in Richard II and Tweedle-Dum and the Knave in Alice in Wonderland.

Artistic Team

Partrick Mulcahy

PATRICK MULCAHY

Producing Artistic Director

Since assuming leadership in 2003, Mulcahy has led PSF’s surge in artistic excellence, financial stability, and national recognition. Accomplishments include first-ever grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, attracting a multitude of award-winning artists including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore, and Emmy awards, a 75% increase in annual attendance, a successful campaign to double the Festival’s endowment, and the expansion of the number of Actors’ Equity contracts per season. He led the strategic planning process that led to PSF’s Vision 2030, a commitment to world-class professional theatre, and coverage in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Washington Post. As a professional director, actor, and fight director, credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, television and radio. Mr. Mulcahy has acted with many industry luminaries including Don Cheadle, Angela Bassett, Cynthia Nixon, and Tony Shaloub at the New York Shakespeare Festival, The Roundabout Theatre, Hartford Stage, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, and the Walnut Street Theatre. He served as fight director for A Few Good Men on Broadway, and multiple Off-Broadway productions starring Marcia Gay Harden, John Mahoney, Patrick Dempsey, and John Savage. He directed Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga in The Real Thing, and, for PSF, directed The Winter’s Tale, Henry IV, Part 1, The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Shakespeare in Love. Also Head of Acting at DeSales, Patrick holds a BFA in Acting and MFA in Directing from Syracuse University.

Dennis Razze

DENNIS RAZZE

Associate Artistic Director

Mr. Razze directed last summer’s critically acclaimed production of Ragtime. In 2017 he directed PSF’s sold-out production of Evita starring Broadway luminaries Dee Roscioli and Tony Award-winning actor Paulo Szot. He also directed PSF’s critically acclaimed production of West Side Story in 2016 and the Festival’s memorable Les Misérables in 2015. Including these three blockbuster musicals, Mr. Razze has directed many of PSF’s highest attended productions—The Taming of the Shrew (1998), Fiddler on the Roof, Twelfth Night (2000), My Fair Lady, South Pacific, 1776, and Man of La Mancha. In 2017 he was awarded the Allentown Arts Ovation Award for Performing Arts. This year he celebrated his 35th year as a faculty member of the DeSales Theatre Department. He has directed more than 60 productions for DeSales’ Act 1 including this year’s smash success, Pippin. Mr. Razze is also a composer who has created musical scores for The Devil’s Disciple, Antigone, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet,The Merry Wives of Windsor, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

CASEY GALLAGHER

CASEY WILLIAM GALLAGHER

Managing Director

has worked at PSF for 21 seasons. Over the years he was the assistant house manager, box office manager, company manager, assistant producer, and director of development. Since 2004, in his role as general manager and later managing director, he has served as the administrative leader of the Festival working very closely with the box office, business, development, marketing and production departments. During this time, PSF subscriptions have more than doubled, income from the annual Luminosity Gala fundraiser has more than quadrupled, and the summer seasonal staff has grown to over 200. Casey has also been treasurer for the Shakespeare Theatre Association, director of audience services for The People’s Light & Theatre Company, a board member for Civic Theatre of Allentown, a peer panelist for the New Jersey Council on the Arts and a judge for the Greater Philadelphia Barrymore Awards for excellence in theatre. Casey is a member of the PSF Board of Directors and also serves on the board of Arts Academy Elementary Charter School. Casey thanks everyone who works to make PSF happen each year.

Alex Cordaro

J. ALEX CORDARO

Fight Director

PSF credits: Richard II, Ragtime, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Henry V, Fiddler, As You Like It, Othello, and Shrew. Regional credits include the McCarter, The Wilma, The Actors Theater, The Arden, Philadelphia Theater Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, The Lantern, Theater Exile, Inis Nua, Philadelphia Artists Collective, Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia Opera Company, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Alex runs the Stage Combat progression at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a Certified Teacher and Theatrical Firearms Safety Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors.

ALYSSANDRA DOCHERTY

ALYSSANDRA DOCHERTY

Lighting Designer

is a Barrymore Award nominated Philadelphia based lighting designer originally from Vernon, NJ. After achieving a BA in theatre with honors from DeSales University, Aly continued her training as an electrics apprentice at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut. She spent five seasons as Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Lighting Supervisor and currently tours with Koresh Dance Company and BalletX. Recent credits: The Parchman Hour (Hattiloo Theatre), Completeness (Theatre Exile), The Color Purple (Theatre Horizon), and Sweat (Philadelphia Theatre Company). www.alyssandradocherty.com

COURTNEY IRIZARRY

COURTNEY IRIZARRY

Costume Designer

is so happy to be returning to PSF after last season’s Ragtime! Broadway: Be More Chill (Assistant Costume Designer), The Cher Show (Costume Assistant), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Costume Assistant), Carousel (Costume PA), An American in Paris (Costume Assistant), School of Rock (Costume Assistant), and Groundhog Day (Costume Assistant). Regional: The Little Mermaid (Assoc. Costume Designer, Tuacahn Center of the Arts); The Prince of Egypt (Assoc. Costume Designer, Tuacahn Center of the Arts); Grumpy Old Men (Assoc. Costume Designer, Ogunquit Playhouse); From Here to Eternity (Assist. Costume Designer); Heartbreak Hotel (Assist. Costume Designer, Ogunquit Playhouse). National Tours: The Play That Goes Wrong (Assist. Costume Designer), An American in Paris (Costume Assistant), and School of Rock (Costume Assistant). All my Love to my Mother, Pop, Jorge, Family & Friends. We make it work!

William Neal

WILLIAM NEAL

Musical Director

is the Resident Sound Designer and Sound Supervisor for PSF and for DeSales University. He has designed sound and/or composed original music for over 65 productions, including the original Off-Broadway productions of After, Daniel’s Husband, Small World, Drop Dead Perfect, and The Little Prince, as well as dozens of regional productions, including last summer’s PSF production of Richard II. William is a member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association.

MATT PFEIFFER

MATT PFEIFFER

Director

is a Philly born actor and director. He has worked with PSF for 20 seasons. Other credits include: Arden Theatre, Bristol Riverside, InterAct, Walnut Street, 1812 Productions, Lantern Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co., The Gulfshore Playhouse, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, UArts, and Villanova University. Matt is a twelve-time Barrymore nominee and winner for his direction of The Whale and The Invisible Hand both with Theatre Exile. He’s also a recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award and a proud graduate of DeSales University. Love to John and Kim. 

MEGAN POMPOSELLO

MEGAN POMPOSELLO

Stage Manager

is an upcoming senior design/technology theatre major at DeSales University who is thrilled to kick off the season with a warm-hearted and knee-slapping show. Megan’s also delighted to work as Assistant to the Director for Antony and Cleopatra. Love to the cast, crew, and company for an unforgettable journey.

STEVE TENEYCK

STEVE TENEYCK

Set Designer

is pleased to return to PSF. Some favorite past productions include West Side StoryEvitaRagtimeJulius Caesar and Twelfth Night. Design work for companies such as Dallas Theatre Center, The Gulfshore Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Big Art Group, The Kitchen Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Hangar Theatre, Madison Opera, Syracuse Opera, Anchorage Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Florida Grand Opera. Steve is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and teaches design at Ithaca College in New York.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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