Comedic Telling Of Robin Hood Tale Comes To Maine South High School Stage

The classic story of Robin Hood will take on a comedic spin when Maine South High School’s theater department brings it to the stage for a three-night performance.

“The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” a play by Mary Lynn Dobson, will be performed Sept. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Park Ridge school, 1111 S. Dee Road.

Promotional materials for the play use the term “Monty Python-esque” to describe the humor that is conveyed, and Maine South theater director Carrie Saurer agrees that this description is apt.

“I think it’s because of the over-the-top, high-brow comedy elements that are woven throughout the script,” she said. “There’s a lot of breaking of the fourth wall [characters acknowledging the audience], which is really silly, and there’s a lot of audience interaction.”

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Comedic telling of Robin Hood tale comes to Maine South High School stage