Classic 'Robin Hood' gets a remake


November 21, 1997|By Christy Kruhm | Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SOUTH CARROLL'S Stagelighters return to the stage tonight and tomorrow in the drama club's fall presentation "The Legend of Robin Hood" (sort of).

Curtain is 7: 30 p.m. in the school's auditorium, 1300 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

The play is a comedic remake of the classic tale of Robin Hood's desire to win the heart of Maid Marian. Student Melissa O'Brien is directing the play. She is assisted by Anthony Fish. Faculty advisers are Kevin King and Brian Iron.

Melissa, a senior at the school, describes the play as a farce of the classic story, full of quirky jokes.

This is her first directing role with the Stagelighters. She has acted in previous productions, and is a member of FoolProof, a countywide student acting group.

Melissa has found her role as director a challenge. She said it has been difficult to take an authoritative role as director with cast members, many of whom are her friends.

The role of Robin Hood is played by Matt Kelley, and Heather Weisse plays Maid Marian. Dan Pacheco is cast as the sheriff and Erica Norton plays Witch Waye.

Tickets are $4, and may be purchased at the door. Information: 410-751-3375 or 410-795-8858.

Opening night luck

When Mount Airy Players' director Susan Cote left work Nov. 14, her co-workers wished her good luck for that evening's performance of "Little Women," her first role as director for the community theater. They told her to "break a leg."

Little did Cote know that she would break not a leg, but her ankle, hours before opening night.

Cote heard her ankle bone pop during a stumble on the stage steps with an armful of props.

In the true spirit of the theater, "the show must go on," so assistant director and stage manager Susan Click stepped in and took over Cote's directing role.

After a quick trip to the emergency care center, and fitted with a temporary cast, Cote returned in time for the second act.

Cote said that opening night of the play went off flawlessly. Later, Cote jokingly told cast members that she had broken her ankle for them.

A lesson on friends

Students at Mount Airy Elementary School will learn about the importance of friends today when Young Audiences of Maryland presents "The Three Musketeers -- A Team You Can Count On."

The performers will rely on audience participation to tell the story of D'Artagnan's quest to become a musketeer. Students will learn about honor, loyalty, determination and other qualities that make a good musketeer -- or a good person.

The show is in conjunction with the cultural arts program sponsored by the school's PTA.

Bulldogs are perfect

Congratulations are in order for the Mount Airy Bulldogs pony football squad for finishing the 1997 season with a perfect record.

The team ended its season Nov. 15 with a 14-7 victory over the Damascus Cougars in the Mountain Valley Football League Super Bowl that was played at Francis Scott Key High School near Union Bridge.

The Bulldogs were coached by Chris Arapian, John Tolson, Mike Borkovich, Bob Burgess, Jim Leggieri and Gary Santmyer.

Breakfast with Santa

Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department holds its annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday.

Parents should take their cameras to photograph children as they visit with Santa Claus.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to noon at Winfield Fire Hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road.

The menu includes pancakes, eggs, hominy, pudding, sausage, potatoes and biscuits.

The cost is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children younger than age 10. Information: 410-875-4107.

Christy Kruhm's Southwest Carroll neighborhood column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

Pub Date: 11/21/97

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