Saturday, February 8, 2020

Three Musketeers

Three Musketeers written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas is a witty and action packed swashbuckler following the friendship of young d’Artagnan (Benjamin Bonenfant) and his band of Musketeers as they fight to protect the ones they love from the evil Cardinal Richelieu (Anne Hering) it is story of double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully guarded secrets, complete with lavish sword fights and sweeping romance, set in a time when love and honor ruled the world. It is playing at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater (812 E Rollins St Orlando, FL 32803) through March 22, 2020.

The Three Musketeers, Porthos (Rodney Lizcano), Anthos (Timothy Williams) and Aramis (Walter Kmiec) at first seem irresponsible by getting into a drunken brawl, but d'Artagnan added a blush of romance and camaraderie to the group when he assisted them in a sword fight. Monsieur de Treville (Phillip Nolan) was responsible for keeping the Musketeers in line and his assistant Planchet (Brandon Roberts) added comic relief to every scene he was in.

The spiral staircase center stage rotates creating a wide a variety of scene changes. At one point there is a sword fight on the stairs as they rotated which was visually thrilling. I had to commit to one setting for my sketch, ignoring the staircase when it moved or disappeared altogether.

It turned out that one of the Musketeers X wife, Milady De Winter (Tracy Lane) was the most deadly villain in the show. She could be sweet and cultured and then stab you in the heart while offering a kiss. The show kept a fevered pace and was a delight to watch.

Here are the remaining show dates...
Tickets are $27 to $36.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:00 PM - Senior Matinee
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:00 PM - Senior Matinee
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 2:00 PM - Talk back Performance
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 2:00 PM - Senior Matinee
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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