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Old Gem to present Robin Hood July 20-22

Pictured (from left to right, top to bottom) are: Sophia Francis, Lindsey Marek, Elise Marek, Shae Chavez, Ruth Mottl, Kirah Blietz, Madelyn Evans, Max Steiner, Patrick Wagner, Conner Boorman, Sidnie Roshell, Coba Darrow, Charli Nusbaum and Sophia Lauck. Not pictured is Katelyn Doehrmann. Photo courtesy of the Old Gem Theater

As the culmination of the Old Gem's first 2017 Summer Theater Camp session, the Young Performers Ensemble will present "Robin Hood."

The Old Gem's first summer session focused on stage combat and this original adaptation of "Robin Hood," written especially for this production, provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the students' swashbuckling moves.

Times are hard in Sherwood forest. Good King Richard has been kidnapped and his greedy brother, Prince John, is cruel to the poor starving peasants. Fortunately, a band of noble outlaws lead by Robin Hood saves the day.

The all-student cast features: Charli Nusbaum and Sidnie Roshell of Roberts, Sophia Francis of Somerset, Shae Chavez of St. Joseph, Patrick Wagner of Hudson, Elise Marek and Lindsey Marek of Stillwater, and Madelyn Evans, Conner Boorman, Sophia Lauck, Kirah Blietz, Coba Darrow, Ruth Mottl, Katelyn Doehrmann and Max Steiner of New Richmond.

"Robin Hood" plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, July 21,and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

The Old Gem's second Summer Theater Camp session will focus on musical theater with a production of a junior version of "Bye Bye Birdie." The 1950's style show features plenty of poodle skirts and ponytails with fun dance numbers and hits like "Put on a Happy Face." Students 8 years old and up are still being accepted.

Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for ticket reservations or more information. For upcoming attractions and information about classes visit oldgemtheater.com.

The Old Gem is located at 116 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond. The Old Gem is handicapped accessible.

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