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Philip High School to perform comedy "The Legend of Robin Hood ... Sort of"

The Philip High School Drama Club spoofs the classic Robin Hood tale. The comical action includes a standing room only quarterstaff tournament (shown above), multiple sword fights, a dungeon break-out, a woman’s deception, a love story and rapid fire tongue-in-cheek dialogue.

If the classical story of Robin Hood seems too laborous and dull, try a knee-slapping comical spoof that twists it almost out of shape. The Philip High School Drama Club will present a hilarious miss-telling of the traditional adventure story, "The Legend of Robin Hood ... Sort of," Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

A large cast supports the legendary bandit Robin Hood, played by Trey DeJong, because they have to ... he's a klutzy, not too bright, idealistic hero who doesn't know which way to win the hand of Maid Marian. Marian, played by Kaeley Fenhaus, knowing that "there's a fine line between outlaws and inlaws," throws herself at Robin. But he fears the oracle that a woman will betray him and betray his cause to rid the stage of tyranny.

Far more realistic, Little John, played by Brad Pfeifle, does not recruit a band of Merry Men but instead recruits a band of Minute Maids. Hoping to rob from the rich and keep it, they help fight against the forces of King John, played by Tate DeJong, and the Sheriff of Nottingham, played by Colter Cvach. The king does like his throne, just remember to flush.

With a British accent that sounds like the host of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," the narrator is Friar Tuck, played by Marcus Martinez. The king speaks "the king's English" which is actually a western drawl, but he is one heck of a dancer. Some of the maids speak Italian. While proving that Barnum Bailey was right, the witch speaks in rhyme, that is until the friar gets cooking. Sound and lights are run by William Coyle. This semi-controlled chaos of comedy is directed by Laura O'Connor.

The maids, as well as various other parts, are played by Shelby Schofield, Kianna Knutson, Kelsie Kroetch, Brooke Nelson, Jennifer Stangle, Michelle Van Tassel, LaRae Van Tassel, Krystal Davis and Morgan Frein.

Guards and peasants are played by Sam Stangle, Brian Pfeifle, Jade Konst, Quade Slovek. Slovek also plays King Richard.

The high jinks and silliness to be presented include shenanigans with bows and arrows, sword play, derring-do, prestidigitation, a tree impersonation and other uproariously funny cheap tricks.