Presentation House Theatre welcomes The Lakeside Players back to its grounds for another exciting summer outdoor adventure. From July 21-30, The Lakeside Players present a large-cast enactment of Alexandre Dumas’ classic swashbuckling novel, The Three Musketeers!
But wait…only two actors have actually shown up…the show must go on! It’s all for one, one for…two?
Join players Jack Rennie and Manon Ens-Lapoint as they boldly pick up the slack, each of them playing upwards of 20 characters and performing a feat as epic as the Musketeers themselves!
Playwright Andrew Cameron may or may not have lost a bet over a pint of beer to attempt this epic quest, but regardless he fearlessly dove into translating the original Alexandre Dumas novel into this delightfully ridiculous romp for all ages.
In this Lakeside Players version there are two stories unfolding. There is the story of d’Artagnan, the Musketeers, et al, but then there is the story of two actors attempting to pull this whole thing off in the face of their third cast member bailing at the last minute. These two stories will both clash and interweave for all of our enjoyment. Audiences can expect to see, for the most part, a quite faithful retelling of the Dumas novel as well as observe two incredibly skilled performers showcase their massive talents, through riveting swordplay, sharp comic chops and brilliant storytelling.
PHT general manager Andrea Loewen shares, “Last summer, I loved watching families gather to sit on blankets and picnic chairs on our lawn, sharing snacks and laughing at the hilarious, slightly-irreverent storytelling from the Lakeside Players, and so I can’t wait to have them back again! Their two-actor adaptation of The Three Musketeers is one of the funniest I’ve seen, and I love the way they incorporate the outdoor environment into their work.”
The Lakeside Players’ The Three Musketeers make their their way to The Presentation House grounds, 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver from July 21-30. Find show details and tickets online at phtheatre.org