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.,