Concordia University's Department of Theatre and Dance presents the Broadway musical The Robber Bridegroom, a rousing, bawdy Southern fairy tale set in eighteenth century Mississippi.
The play is showing in Concordia's E.M. Pearson Theatre Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., with a special 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Based on the novella by Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom is the story of Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods, who attempts to steal the affections of the lovely Rosamund, the daughter of the richest planter in the county. The proceedings go awry, thanks to an unconventional case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother, her pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have the recipe for a rollicking country romp.
Directed by Terry Lynn Carlson, the main cast includes CSP students Alan Holasek (Little Harp), Alec Trelstad (goat), David Gamache (Jamie Lockhart), Jessica Borchardt (Goat's Mother), John Fries (Big Harp), Marisa Tejeda (Raven), Natalie Pieper (Rosamund), Scott Tolzmann (Clement Musgrove), Tara Schwichtenberg (Salome) and Tayler Duncan (Airie).
The production will also feature live music by the Sawtooth Bluegrass Band.
Tickets are available at OvationTix (866-811-4111) or online at www.csp.edu/tickets.