Review of The Three Musketeers by Walking Shadow Theatre Company

Quote of the Day: ¬†Looking at the chess board, King Louis XII says, “The king is fenced in on all sides. He’s the least powerful piece on the board…even the pawn can aspire to be greater.” His advisor responds, “Yes, but, the king is reason the other pieces move.” The Three Musketeers a new adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel by John Heimbuch, directed by Amy Rummenie, and presented by the Guthrie Theater at the Dowling Studio is one of the best plays we’ve seen there! I brought my three boys, and my friend Krista brought her two boys. All five teenagers were completely engaged in the story. The swashbuckling is exciting. The story is complicated, yet intriguing. The characters are witty and athletic. The women are powerful. And, all in all, it is a great evening of entertainment! Playwright John Heimbuch read the entire 600 page novel aloud to director Amy Rummenie as they imaged writing and producing their own adaptation for Walking Shadow Theater Company. I believe they had fun with it. The boys said, “It’s fun to watch, and it looks like the actors are having fun doing the show.” That’s exactly how I felt. They get to have sword fights, wear cool costumes, do re-enactments, and play some of the most famous characters in literature. They do a great job bringing out the characters, many actors...

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