OTSELIC VALLEY – The Otselic Valley Drama Club will present Mary Lynn Dobson’s comedic take on the classic tale of Robin Hood, “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood,” with show times at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Otselic Valley Junior-Senior High School’s Multi-Purpose Room.
Tickets for the show, which Faculty Advisor Michael Foor-Pessin described as “the Monty Python of Robin Hood ... for kids,” are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for students.
According to Foor-Pessin, the loss of several experienced, seasoned actors and crew members – those who graduated in 2012 – has presented the biggest challenge so far, although it’s also an opportunity for a new group of aspiring thespians to take the stage.
“It’s a young cast,” he added. “We have several guys playing major roles who have never acted before and it’s a real challenge, which is why we picked a comedy. I think a lighter touch was in order.”
The production will mark the directorial debut of student director Kaitlyne Davis, who said her first time behind the scenes of an OV production has been a fun and exciting experience. According to Foor-Pessin, Davis, who plans to major in music therapy and theater arts upon graduating, has “been a star” since he first met her, performing “countless shows” with the drama club. As director, Davis chose the production, its cast, and oversaw the design and development of the program. And while Foor-Pessin keeps an eye on the details, “the decisions are hers, as much as possible,” he said...