Based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, Ken Ludwig's recent adaptation of "The Three Musketeers" is tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor.
The story, set in 1625, begins with d'Artagnan, a young Frenchman from Gascony, who sets off for Paris in search of adventure. Along with d'Artagnan goes Sabine, his sister, the quintessential tomboy. Sent with d'Artagnan to attend a convent school in Paris, she poses as a young man – d'Artagnan’s servant – and quickly becomes entangled in her brother’s adventures.
Soon after reaching Paris, d'Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the famous musketeers. After blundering into each of them in turn, and challenging them to duels on the same night, d'Artagnan joins forces with his heroes to defend the honor of the Queen of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, Cardinal Richelieu, as well as his henchman, Rochefort, Captain of the Cardinal’s Guard. Even more deadly is the infamous Countess de Winter, known as Milady, who will stop at nothing to revenge herself on d'Artagnan – and Sabine – for their meddlesome behavior.
Directed by Sherry Ingbritsen
Performances: July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 and August 1, 2, 2009
Thurs, Fri and Sat nights at 8pm
Sat and Sun matinees at 2pm
Performed at our theater in Duluth (New Dawns Second Stage)
3087 Main St, Duluth 30096