Events

In The Hood

Vigilante redistribution of wealth is still frowned upon, and members of the 1 percent, while often philanthropic, rarely make it rain on the rest of us one on one. But you can enjoy the fantasy of taking from the rich and giving to the poor at Childsplay’s production of Robin Hood, one of the coolest semi-legends ever. This script, by Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis’ Greg Banks, artfully blurs the distinction between the 12th century and ours. There’s a longbow in the hands of Maid Marian as well, which should please our Katniss Everdeen- and Merida-obsessed sprouts 7 and older.

Sunday, September 8’s 4 p.m. preview features $12 seats for everybody and a free book for each family attending (sponsored by the Steele Foundation). The adventure continues through Sunday, October 6, at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway. Regular admission is $12 to $25; visit www.tca.ticketforce.com or call 480-350-2822.


Sun., Sept. 8, 4 p.m., 2013
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson