The Chief Theatre has had a long struggle since its doors were forced to close in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Thanks to the generous support of the community in donating to the “Save the Chief Campaign”, they are thrilled to announce the Chief Theatre will once again open its doors to live theatre in early December.
The season begins with “Robin Hood and His Merry Men” opening Dec. 4. It is a comedic retelling of a classic tale. In this story, Prince John has decreed the citizens of Nottingham pay weekly taxes or face the penalty of death. His decrees are enforced by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. The citizens think that all hope is lost until they hear word of a noble hero, Robin Hood of Locksley. Robin Hood, with the help of his merry men (which are mostly girls) rob from the rich, give to the poor, and save the fair Maid Marian.
This stage version includes thumb wars, missed cues and a slow motion fight. “Robin Hood and His Merry Men,” which is being directed by Hailey Horrigan, is slated to run Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6, and from Friday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 13. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. Contact the Chief Theatre box office at 352-493-2787 to purchase tickets and reserve seats now. Stay tuned for information on the rest of the 2020-2021 season. which includes, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “Dad’s House” (an original play from a member of the Chief Theatre group), and the children’s production of “Alice in Wonderland.”
For more information, visit www.chieftheatre.org