This weekend, gather up your crew of merry men (or women) and prepare yourself for a grand adventure. Starting Friday, the Toccoa Falls College Theatrical Society presents Will Averill’s The Trials of Robin Hood. This semester’s production is a comedic retelling of the classic Robin Hood story from three different perspectives. Robin Hood, Maid Marian, and the Sheriff of Nottingham must present their version of the events to King Richard. The audience will get to participate as the jury who will decide the verdict. There are three nights to come out and see this fun show, so plan to be there!
In addition, there is a chance to win free tickets. Look out for one of five golden arrows hiding around campus. Snap a picture of yourself with it, tagged #TFCTSRobinHood and #tfctheatricalsociety to claim one free ticket to the show.
The cast and crew of this semester’s production have been working together make sure everything is completed with excellence. Theatrical productions at TFC have a lot of different faucets that are all handled by students. This show’s directors, Bradley Weisbarth and Jennifer Doll, are both excited to see their visions come to life on the stage. Keegan Murphey has put together costumes for the show, Angela Warfel will lead a team as the make-up director, Rebekah Sovinsky will have her eyes backstage as stage director, and the gorgeous forest set is due to the efforts of Keven Jensen.
This production’s cast includes approximately twenty-five members ranging from first semester freshmen to last semester seniors. The cast has been rehearsing weekly and is earnest to show the school the product of their dedication. Freshman Callie Langston, who is playing Esmeralda and the Abbess is participating in her second TFCTS production, commented “I’m excited to grow in my acting ability and to bring glory to God through the Theatrical Society. I am apprenticing to be the Props Manager in the Theatrical Society, which is exciting for the future.” Freshman Amber Fincher, who is participating in her first TFCTS production, playing Daniel Boyle and Dani Boyle, says “I’ve enjoyed getting closer with the cast and fighting with the swords. I look forward to everyone seeing the sword fight scenes.”
Senior Rebecca Colson, who is likely performing in her last production, reflected on her time in The Trials of Robin Hood, as well as her past years in the Theatrical Society. “I’ve been involved in the Theatrical Society since freshman year,” she reminisced, having portrayed roles including Cordelia of King Lear and the March Hare of Alice in Wonderland. “I’m playing Dave the Honest Tinker and Alan Adele. I am cross dressing. It is my first time doing that,” she laughed. “It’s fun to get to know a lot of different people from different parts of campus that I would have never interacted with otherwise. It is nice to get to be a blessing in the lives of freshmen.” When asked what she was looking forward to for The Trials of Robin Hood, she responded “you need to come see it. It is witty, clever, and you are going to have lots of laughs.”
Tickets for The Trials of Robin Hood go on sale this week. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students, and $3 for children, but you can get a dollar off when you buy in the student center. Both cards and cash are accepted. The dates are Friday April 7 at 7PM, Saturday April 8 at 7PM, and Sunday April 9 at 3PM. All performances are in Grace Chapel Center of Performing Arts. The Theatrical Society can’t wait to see you there.