The Three Muskateers
The French fencing term, “en garde“, is a warning to be alert, attentive and ready for action. So get your tickets now for Hedgerow Theatre’s swashbuckling, funny, and insightful performance of The Three Musketeers, opening May 1st and running through May 26th. The novel, written in 1844 by Alexandre Dumas, looks back to the mid-to-late 1620’s, and was the first of several sprawling stories he would create featuring fictionalized depictions of the real-life d’Artagnan and his companions, the heroic musketeers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.
Matthew Tallman has refashioned the piece by focusing on the author’s fondness for the story of a young person finding his way in a world larger and more complicated than expected. “This adaptation, in part inspired by the swashbuckling films of the 1930’s and 40’s,” he explains, “is also shaped by the recreation of filmic effects onstage. To thrill audiences, Dumas could simply write a chase on horseback from Paris to Calais, and Hollywood could easily put it onscreen. The way we present it onstage should also thrill, but there is an added element of ingenuity and theatricality that bonds us, theatre-makers and audiences, together.” Click here for tickets.