PUBLISHED: 4:35 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2007
'The Three Musketeers' to be presented by Theatre In The Rough
Written and Directed by Aaron Elmore, Theatre in the Rough's "The Three Musketeers" presents a faithful retelling of Dumas' original; the romantic and epic adventures of d'Artagnan, a young man from the country who follows his lifelong dream into the depths of court intrigue and religious war, lead in all things by his best friends, Athos, Porthos and Aramis: the Three Musketeers.

The script was written with TRs strengths and Juneau's actors in mind: fast moving, colorful language, ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.

It showcases the talents of many veteran actors: Eddie Jones as D'Artagnan, Ed Christian, Jack Cannon and Elmore as the Three Musketeers, Katie Jensen as the cunning Milady de Winter, with Christina Apathy - new to Juneau but not to the stage - as Constance. Other familiar faces are Rebecca Orford, Phil Schemph, Ishmael Hope, and Peter Freer. Talented teens Megan Behnke and Hunter Davis round out the cast of players.

The production is a visual delight, featuring the richly detailed costumes and spectacular sword-fighting signature to a Theatre in the Rough production.

Theatre-goers familiar with TR will find troup's classic minimalist style of simple unit set, furniture and lighting, but a new twist: the audience will be seated in chairs on tiered bleachers with the action taking place below them on the floor.

The vastly improved sight lines should ensure you won't miss a thing.

Opening weekend is Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8pm. Performances continue Thursdays through Saturdays thereafter until November 11 when one 2 p.m. Sunday matinee will be presented. All Performances take place downtown at the Alaska Territorial Hall, (the Old Elk's Hall) located at 177 S. Franklin.

Tickets at Hearthside Books and at the door. Call 364-3858 for more information.