The Heart of Robin Hood is a rollicking, rip-roaring, cross-dressing, feel-good production featuring a bevy of shirtless, brooding hunks in tight leather pants who dangle from ropes and leap from tree branch to tree branch – OH MY! – and a career-defining role by longtime WOWlebrity Daniel Franzese as the wildly flamboyant Pierre (played like a cross between Snagglepuss and Lost In Space‘s Dr Smith). You NEED to see this show.
Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood. In writer David Farr (“The Night Manager”) and acclaimed directors Gisli Örn Gardarsson and Selma Björnsdóttir’s reimagining, Robin and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it’s never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. But when wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform a thuggish Robin from hood to good.
The ensemble also includes: Yummy Luke Forbes as Robin Hood, Christina Bennett Lind as Maid Marion/Martin, the incredibly limber (and incredibly hunky) Moe Alafrangy, Jeremy Crawford, Patrick de Ledebur, Hugo Fowler, Paige Herschell, Sarah Hunt, Lize Johnston, Jake Justice, Leonard Kelly-Young, Gavin Lewis, Kasey Mahaffy, Sam Meader, Ian Merrigan, Tennyson Morin, Lily Rose Silver, Eirik del Barco Soleglad, Jeff Verghies and Patrick Woodall.
It’s all incredibly thrilling – and playing now at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly, I highly suggest you run there TONIGHT.
Get your tickets here. Hurry, though, play ends Sunday!