Merry Mayhem takes over three of Allegheny County’s favorite parks as the Pittsburgh Public Theater performs Greg Banks’ Robin Hood, produced under a special arrangement with Plays for New Audiences, at South Park, Boyce Park and Hartwood Acres, from June 26 to July 9, 2022.
Directed by The Public’s artistic director, Marya Sea Kaminski, the cast includes Arjun Kumar, Jade Langan, Douglas Levine, Lydia Miller, J. Alex Noble, Nicholas Robert Ortiz, José Pérez IV and Allan Snyder. Robin Hood is presented by the M. Patrick Daniels Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation. The production’s underwriter is the Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation.
“Robin Hood is a story for the child in all of us, about friendship, justice and the joy of adventure,” said artistic director Marya Sea Kaminski. “We are thrilled to share this very funny and heartfelt production with audiences of all ages. With acrobatic combat, live music and our beautiful county parks serving as our Sherwood Forest, there won’t be a dull moment. .It’s the perfect summer outing for families.”
Robin Hood is part of the Public Unplugged series, launched last summer with Barefoot in the Park…in the Park. “The past few years have been difficult, but these challenges have inspired innovation,” says general manager Lou Castelli. “Public Unplugged was born out of our desire to bring people together after too long of a separation. Our partnership with Allegheny County Parks gives us the incredible opportunity to reach out more broadly, bringing together more communities to enjoy the adventure. of storytelling.”
By Greg Banks
Produced in special agreement with Plays for New Audiences
Directed by Marya Sea Kaminski
Join your Pittsburgh public theater as we venture out of the O’Reilly Theater and into legendary Sherwood Forest. This playful tale of Robin Hood by award-winning playwright Greg Banks hits the mark with a quiver full of family entertainment, live music and an action-packed story of good versus evil. Bring a chair or blanket to some of Allegheny County’s finest parks for a guaranteed good time and a chance to join the legendary gang of merry men.
Starring Nicholas Robert Ortiz as Robin Hood, Arjun Kumar as Much, J. Alex Noble as Prince John & Little John, Jade Langan as Maid Marian, Lydia Miller as Muso, Allan Snyder as The Sheriff of Nottingham, Douglas Levine as Friar Tuck, and José Pérez IV as production understudy.
The creative team consists of Marya Sea Kaminski as director, Marie Laster as set designer, Claudia Brownlee as costume designer, Josh Beumer as lighting designer, Zach Moore as sound designer, José Pérez IV as fight director, Douglas Levine as music director and SJ Porter as assistant director. Pamela Brusoski is the production manager.
Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m. South Park Amphitheater
Sunday, June 26, 7 p.m. South Park Amphitheater
Friday, July 1, 7:00 p.m. Boyce Park Wave Pool Parking Lot
Saturday, July 2, 2:00 p.m. Boyce Park Wave Pool Parking Lot
Friday, July 8, 7 p.m. Hartwood Acres Amphitheater
Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m. Hartwood Acres Amphitheater
Saturday, July 9, 7 p.m. Hartwood Acres Amphitheater
Runtime is approximately one hour and 15 minutes. All performances are free. Tickets are not required but encouraged. Free tickets are available online at ppt.org by phone at 412.316.1600 or by visiting the O’Reilly Theater Box Office.