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Ohio Shakespeare Festival launches its first season indoors with 'Robin Hood'

Published: October 16, 2016 12:00 AM
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After 15 summers performing outdoors at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Ohio Shakespeare Festival will be staging a first full season of indoor programming in our new venue at Greystone Hall, in downtown Akron.

First up will be an encore presentation of this summer's sold-out hit, "Robin Hood: an Adventure with Music," by Terry Burgler and Scott Campbell. "Robin Hood" is the premiere presentation in OSF's Family Theatre initiative, creating original adaptations of beloved literary classics. Adventure, romance, and swordplay abound in this rollicking comedy fit for the entire family, which will perform from Oct. 21 through Oct. 30, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Ohio Shakespeare Festival's theatre at Greystone Hall will open one half hour prior to performances, so that audiences may meet Robin and Marian, be inducted as Merry Men, and try to evade the Sheriff of Nottingham and his soldiers. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes on Sunday, October 30, and receive treats from the residents of Sherwood Forest.

Robin Hood features OSF leading player Andrew Cruse in the title role, with Tess Burgler as Maid Marian, David McNees as the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Terry Burgler as Friar Tuck. Fights are created by OSF's resident Fight Director, Ryan Zarecki.

OSF's theatre at Greystone Hall is at 103 S. High Street, in Akron. Reservations may be made any time through OSF's website at www.ohioshakespearefestival.com, or by calling the box office at 1-888-71-TICKETS daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or noon to 5 p.m. on weekends.


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