Youth Theatre’s ‘Robin Hood’ stars local actor

November 6, 2008

By Staff

Issaquah’s Ross Johnson has the lead role in Youth Theatre Northwest’s production of ‘Robin Hood,’ which opens the theater’s 25th season Nov. 7.

Ross Johnson, of Issaquah, plays Robin Hood in Youth Theatre Northwest's production of “Robin Hood.” Haley Gadzik, of Bellevue, plays Maid Marian. By Mimi Katano

Ross Johnson, of Issaquah, plays Robin Hood in Youth Theatre Northwest

The play reveals how a courageous young man robs from the rich to give to the poor and fights against injustice and tyranny. Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck and Robin’s band of Merry Men use selflessness and courage to triumph over evil and greed in Sherwood Forest.

The play includes 23 children, ages 6 to 17, from Seattle, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Newcastle and Bellevue. The play is directed by John Gordon Hill and features set design by Tom Williams, costume design by Gregory Magyar, lighting design by Trina Wright, sound design by Wes Weddell, and props by Stephanie Merrow. There are also special musical accompaniment and performances by John Lenti (on lute) and Linda Tsatsani (soprano), of Dulces Exuviae.

Youth Theatre Northwest is a theater and school, providing a wide range classes and programs for children and young adults.

The theater group produces 10 annual plays, offers 109 classes to 670 students, and has outreach programs to schools and libraries throughout the region.

This year’s lineup includes productions of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Into the Woods” and “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.”

If you go

‘Robin Hood’

47 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 23

4Matinees 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

4Four school-day matinee shows are available for booking at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Nov. 12 and 20.

4Youth Theatre Northwest

8805 S.E. 40th St., Mercer Island

4$15 for Nov. 7 opening night (includes intermission dessert); $13 for all other performances

206-232-4145, ext. 109, or 4www.YouthTheatre.org

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