The Three Musketeers

For those getting to know the landscape of local theater, here's a helpful hint: When playwright John Heimbuch, co-artistic director at Walking Shadow Theatre Company, pens an adaptation of a classic work, pay attention. Heimbuch's past undertakings have included audacious rearrangements of Dracula (Drakul), Moby Dick (Or the White Whale), and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. With each adaptation, Heimbuch has displayed a singular talent for editing the original text without losing the essential spirit of the source material, drawing out core themes while showcasing his own highly original narrative sensibilities. As accomplished as these previous productions have been, however, none match the ambition of Heimbuch's latest endeavor, transforming Alexandre Dumas's epic The Three Musketeers into a swashbuckling stage experience. For Heimbuch, this project represents the culmination of a long-running fascination with the story of d'Artagnan, an adventurous youth who enlists the titular heroes on a precarious quest to thwart a treasonous scheme and preserve the honor of their queen. Written in collaboration with accomplished director Amy Rummenie (the recipient of City Pages' 2014 Best Director honor and wife of the playwright), the finished work incorporates colorful personalities and enigmatic intrigues without skimping on the action. Mirroring the courageous verve of Dumas's original work, Heimbuch's latest promises a rousing escapade for audiences of all ages. (Photo by Dan Norman)
Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: May 9. Continues through May 25, 2014

 
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