PRESS - ROBIN HOOD


ROBIN HOOD
by Greg Banks
directed by Jeremy Aluma
November 2-18, 2012

Julianne Argyros Stage

He’s the legendary Robin Hood of yore, who leads a band of Merry Men, stands up for what is right, wields a bow and arrow, defeats the Sheriff (often!) and loves Maid Marian.  But in this re-imagining by Ivey Award winner Greg Banks, Robin and his yeomen are full of tricks and full of fun—and they’ll include the audience in the action.  Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to yell out, “They went that way!” or cheer, “Long live Robin Hood!” in this contemporary twist on a medieval world—with live music.

Photos

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Raymond Lee, Amir Levi and Alexis Jones in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Kevin Klein, Raymond Lee and Alexis Jones in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
Kevin Klein and Raymond Lee in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Julia Davis, Daniel Hopkins, Alexis Jones, Kevin Klein, Amir Levi and Raymond Lee in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
Raymond Lee, Daniel Hopkins, Alexis Jones, Julia Davis and Kevin Klein in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Kevin Klein, Amir Levi and Raymond Lee in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
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ulia Davis, Raymond Lee, Kevin Klein, Alexis Jones, Daniel Hopkins and Amir Levi in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Julia Davis, Daniel Hopkins, Raymond Lee, Alexis Jones, Kevin Klein and Amir Levi in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

       
Alexis Jones and Kevin Klein in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Kevin Klein and Amir Levi in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.
  
Amir Levi, Daniel Hopkins and Raymond Lee in South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences production of Robin Hood by Greg Banks.  Photo by Henry DiRocco/SCR.

   
Robin Hood logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.
  
Robin Hood logo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.

Playwright

Greg Banks work as an actor, writer and director has taken him all over the world from Singapore to Seattle via the Arctic Circle. In the U.K. he has directed for many companies including The Unicorn Children's Theatre London (The Wizard of Oz), The Birmingham Stage Company (Kenoukes Kingdom; nominated for a 2006 T.M.A. award), The Bristol Old Vic (Endgame), Polka Children's Theatre, Traveling Light (Tir Na N'og; winner of the Samuel Beckett award), Plymouth Theatre, Royal Theatre (Why the Whales Came), M6 Theatre Company, 1157 Performance Company, and he recently directed Comedy of Errors in Moscow. Greg has also worked with a number of theaters in the U.S. including Seattle Children's Theatre and The New York State Theatre (Tempest, King of Shadows). This year he has written and directed an adaptation of Pinnochio for Taurus Voice, and Salaam for Fair Game Theatre. Future projects include a Native Canadian adaptation of his production of Tir Na N'og, Treasure Island for The Birmingham Stage, and his own adaptation of Huck Finn for The Children's Theatre Company. Previously at CTC, he directed the 2005 production of Sleeping Beauty and the original 2003 production of Antigone.