CCAC South Campus Theatre presents “The Three Musketeers”

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre students will perform The Three Musketeers, a classic tale of adventure, camaraderie, honor and heroism, at 7:00 p.m. on November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. A matinee performance will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11. The family-oriented play is nearly three hours long with two intermissions.

Adapted for the stage by playwright Bette Cassatt, The Three Musketeers follows the timeless narrative written by Alexandre Dumas in which four friends-D'Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos-fight to undermine the sinister plot of Cardinal Richelieu and his allies in 17th century France. Humorous elements are woven throughout the high-spirited tale, which will feature daring and "deadly" swordplay choreographed by director Tonya Lynn, CCAC Acting Practicum instructor, who is recognized as an advanced actor-combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.

The student production includes 10 crew members as well as 18 actors who will be attired in stunning costumes provided by the company that outfits the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival players. Almost 30 students and several staff members have spent countless hours creating an elaborate set that features two curved staircases and other salvaged scenery from the Pittsburgh Public Theater. 

"All the students have worked extremely hard to make this an outstanding show," said Producer and Technical Director George Jaber, CCAC Theatre Department head and professor. "I think it will be one of the most exciting and entertaining plays that CCAC has ever produced. It is definitely one show that should not be missed."

Admission to the show is free, although donations to the Kevin Dilworth Memorial Theatre and Dance Scholarship are encouraged. Dilworth was a CCAC theatre and dance student who passed away from complications due to cystic fibrosis. For more information, call 412.469.6219. The CCAC South Campus Theatre is located at 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, Pa., 15122.

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