Robin Hood and his merry band on Flat Street

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BRATTLEBORO — New England Youth Theatre presents "Robin Hood," adapted and directed by Peter Gould with Amy Majer.

Robin Hood and his merry band have been roaming Sherwood Forest for about a thousand years now — robbing the rich and giving all the money to the poor — and now they are back at NEYT under the masterful direction of Peter Gould with additional direction by Amy Majer. With lots of character work by talented young actors, this production also features lighting design by NEYT alum Jay Gelter.

"I'm so thrilled to have the possibility of revisiting this show after eight years," said Gould, "It is a literary play, which is important to me, but it's also distillation of lots of Robin Hood stories in different forms from different sources, and offers me the opportunity to teach important physical theater techniques, including ensemble work, dance, animal, and marionette movement, audience participation, escalation, framing, running gags, stage-created sound effects, magical realism the whole shebang!"

Full of fun and funny wordplay with plenty of exciting action, you won't want to miss your chance to watch Robin Hood and his cohorts as they make the Sheriff of Nottingham suffer for his evil ways! Wang! Wsshhh! Thwack! Come join the adventure.

The play performs at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 10, on Feb. 16, and 17, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10 and Feb. 17 at NEYT, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets for these performances are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7 for students. They may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, in person at the NEYT Box Office, or by phone at 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who are hard of hearing.

This show was made possible through the generous support of Sam's Outdoor Outfitters.                    

New England Youth Theatre is also supported by Foard Panel, the Vermont Children's Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.




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