Adventurous Romantic Comedy
By Ken Ludwig
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Rick Sordelet
JULY 12 – AUGUST 6 | MAIN STAGE
“All for one and one for all.” A swashbuckling romp of romance, danger, and comedy brilliantly adapted by Ken Ludwig, the award-winning playwright of Lend Me A Tenor, Crazy for You, and others. Alexandre Dumas’ timeless tale springs to life as the young D’Artagnan discovers honor amid international intrigue and high-stakes adventures. Returning to the director’s chair at PSF is world-renowned fight choreographer Rick Sordelet, whose credits include Broadway, Disney, The Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House. Ages 7+
- Opening Night, Friday, July 14th: Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
- Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show Thursday, August 3.
- Audio described performance 2:00pm Saturday, July 29.
- Director’s Dinner: specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights Saturday, August 5, 5:00pm.
- The Three Musketeers and As You Like It will play in repertory with the same cast. Please order early for the best seating options.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A spectacle that fills you with child-like wonder”
“The show thoroughly wins you over”
“The three musketeers themselves — actors Alexander Sovronsky, Zack Robidas, and Ian Merrill Peakes — are a steady comic presence”
“Surprises you all night with its unending invention”
“Sean Patrick Higgins never stumbles as D’Artagnan. You truly believe he is an ardent, idealistic young man determined to find his way.”
The Morning Call
“A Rollicking, fun adventure”
“It feels like the fights, beautifully choreographed by Christian Kelly-Sordelet, the son of director Rick Sordelet, are a character in themselves”
“As D’Artagnan, Sean Patrick Higgins is a delight”
“Served up perfectly by the exceptional cast”
“The Musketeers have chemistry….Their word play is as natural as their sword play is skilled”
“The swords are like appendages to their bodies”
“A richly silly two hours of laughs”
“Not only are the fights fun to watch, but Sordelet’s cast is great to be with”
“Sean Patrick Higgins is a charmer as the lead character, D’Artagnan”
“If you have fun watching the show — really, I don’t know how you couldn’t — think of the good time costume designer Samantha Fleming must have had outfitting the characters in rich costumes right out of the 1620s”
Features & Press Releases
Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers, an epic adventure at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tina Slak, 610.282.WILL  July 5, 2017 Tina.Slak@pashakespeare.org Center Valley, PA— This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s production of Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the […]
ALEXANDRE DUMAS AND HIS FATHER GENERAL DUMAS: LIVES AS FULL OF ADVENTURE, DRAMA, AND ROMANTICISM AS HIS NOVEL THE THREE MUSKETEERS
LUDWIG ON COMEDY
Comedies thrive on strong, specific ideas that are themselves innately comic. In terms of classical comedy, even “boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back” is rarely enough on its own; but “boy meets girl and then girl meets the boy’s identical twin and thinks that the twin is the boy she already […]
LUDWIG ON SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare is at the core of every serious actor’s training and experience, and the sooner you start the process the better. Of all the hundreds and hundreds of actors I’ve auditioned for my plays over the years, by far the best and most successful have known their Shakespeare very, very well. The fact is, not […]
SEAN PATRICK HIGGINS*
IAN MERRILL PEAKES*
King Louis XIII
Producing Artistic Director
Director/Associate Artistic Director
BRIAN SIDNEY BEMBRIDGE
Composer/Music Director/Sound Designer
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
New York Casting/CSA
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.