For two nights this week, Indian Land High School students' comedic talents will be showcased in their spring production, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood."
"It's farcical, whimsical, it's going to be a lot of fun," says drama club coordinator Nicole Hemric. "It's the story of Robin Hood, but it's not like you've ever seen before. Lots of jokes and overacting. They are supposed to be melodramatic and they are having fun with it."
Hemric's cast and crew of 15 students have met after school for months to prepare for the show, their first production this school year. Behind-the-scenes work, however, has been done by dozens of volunteers, Hemric added.
She's proud of the way students, teachers, parents and community members have worked together to get "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" off the ground. Van Wyck resident Janie Straight, owner of Straight Sewing and Costumes, loaned costumes to the students.
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The schools' building construction class helped build parts of the set and the art department helped to paint them.
"It's become a schoolwide effort, otherwise I don't think it would get off the ground. They were nice enough to give us a helping hand," Hemric said.
Emily Krull, who plays Lady Marion, got involved in drama club because she loves the arts, she said. She hopes the entertaining show will be a sellout.
"It's a lot different than the original Robin Hood," Krull said. "A lot more fun."
The lighthearted look at the tale of Robin Hood will be performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 19-20 in the commons area of the high school. Tickets are $3, with all proceeds going towards the drama club's fund, to help them fund future performances.