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Edison Players to perform ‘Three Musketeers’

By Belinda Paschal

March 30, 2014

PIQUA — The Edison Stagelight Players will perform “The Three Musketeers” as a spring theater production. The performances, held in the Robinson Theater at Edison Community College’s Piqua campus, will begin Friday, April 4 and continue through Sunday, April 13.

On his journey to Paris in 1625, D’Artagnan is determined to join the ranks of the musketeers responsible for protecting King Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the Three Musketeers who live by the motto, “All for one, one for all.” The four of them outwit, duel and unmask, as well as engage in intricate love affairs in this classic tale that’s sure to entertain.

“The Three Musketeers has everything – comedy, romance, action, adventure, and drama,” said Matt Beisner, director and adjunct faculty member. “Most importantly, it has awesome sword fights.”

Beisner has been impressed with the direction Edison’s theater program has taken over the years and the progress it has made.

“Things are definitely headed in the right direction. There are lots of wonderful people at Edison who want to see the theater program succeed, from teachers to the administrative staff,” he said. “I’ve made it a personal goal to bring such a high level of quality to our productions, that when people think of great theater, they think of Edison.”

Kevin Grogean, who has been involved with the Stagelight Players for 15 years, brings years of fencing and sword fighting experience to the table, helping the Stagelight Players choreograph some exciting and believable fights.

Featuring hilarious characters, sword fighting at every turn and splendid costumes designed by Edison faculty member William Loudermilk, this show will please audiences of all ages.

Showtimes will be 7:30 on April 4, 5, 11 and 12, with a closing matinee at 2 p.m. April 13. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for seniors and can be purchased at the door. Children under 12 are free.

For more information, contact Beisner at mbeisner@edisonohio.edu.