January 17, 2023

USU Eastern Theater Presents Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood


PRICE, Utah - The musical comedy, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, is being presented as a touring show by the Utah State University Eastern Theatre program, directed by Corey Ewan, associate professor of acting.

Sherwood is an alternative telling of the legend of Robin Hood, penned by Ken Ludwig. The show is filled with slapstick and Monty Python-style humor, romance, swordplay, and archery. Overall, Sherwood promises to be 25 percent entertaining, 75 percent silly, and 100 percent pure fun for the whole family.

In preparation for the tour of Sherwood, the cast and crew had a six week rehearsal period, with auditions happening the first of November. This is the first show back in the Geary Theatre since their production of James and the Giant Peach. “It gives us a lot more room to play,” says producer Brent Innes. “It’s fun.”

“This is the first time Eastern has done a tour, let alone this significant!” Innes continues. “Everyone is super jazzed to go.”

The Theatre Department has worked very hard to make this happen, but it would not have been possible without the support from the Price, Utah and Utah State University communities. They would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who donated clothes for their Savers drive, everyone who attended and participated in their dinner and auction night, their donors, Chief Campus Administrator Greg Dart, Provost Larry Smith, and the CCA Interim Dean Nicholas Morrison.

Innes has loved watching the students “breathe life into [the show] and watch[ing] it come to life. It always proves to be better than we hoped.”

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood will make stops in Price, Utah and be performed on January 9-11, 18-21 at 7:30 pm in the Geary Events Center.

Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of or be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sherwood-the-adventures-of-robin-hood-tickets-410896120357.

The Theatre Department will also make stops in Orem, UT (Utah Theatre Association, WestLake High School, Jan 12-14), Alberta, Canada (Raymond Broadway Theatre, Jan 26-28), Logan, UT (Utah Theatre, Jan 30-31), and Tooele, UT.

Located in picturesque Price, Utah State University Eastern provides the best of both worlds for students– the personalized attention and small student-to-faculty ratio of a small-town college, with the educational opportunities and resources of a large university. USU Eastern boasts student government opportunities, clubs and programs like theater, choir, and the award-winning student newspaper "The Eagle", as well as its own athletic program. USU Eastern provides personal or professional development training, technical education in Health Professions, Technical Careers and Business, as well as associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees and certificates of proficiency. Learn more at eastern.usu.edu.

Elley Cowdell

Brent Innes
Associate Professor of Theatre Design and Technology
USU Eastern

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