Marian or The True Tale of Robin Hood

In this comedic new take on the classic tale, Robin Hood is and has always been Maid Marian in disguise. Robin/Marian leads a motley group of Merry Men (many of whom are not men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham...
In this comedic new take on the classic tale, Robin Hood is and has always been Maid Marian in disguise. Robin/Marian leads a motley group of Merry Men (many of whom are not men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle. A play about selfishness and selflessness and love deferred and the fight. Always the fight. The fight must go on. “a sheer comic delight. This gender-bending, myth-rending gallivant through Sherwood Forest and Prince John’s keep boasts the funniest and most appealing band of Merry Men you’re likely to meet in Manhattan. –Blogcritics “a sweet farce” --Timeout New York “the show thrives on its own playfulness and silly energy while still tying everything up at the end. Marian manages to present something important without taking itself too seriously – and that makes it all the more resonant. It doesn’t need to overstate anything. This is feminism in action (in all its beautiful, heroic glory).” --Theatre Is Easy “95 minutes of first-class writing, acting, and directing.” -Show Showdown
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Marian or The True Tale of Robin Hood

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  • Gina Femia:
    6 Mar. 2017
    A really fun play with a lot of comedic moments and heart!

Development History

  • Commission
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    Flux Theater Ensemble
    ,
    2015

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Flux Theatre Ensemble
    ,
    2017