Buy Tickets From the 2019-2020 Season: The Three Musketeers Playing September 07, 2019 to September 29, 2019

$15 General Admission Preview Thursday September 12, 2019

Glenn Lorandeau, Charlie Thomas, Ryan Vo (Photo by Daniel Parvis)

Adapted by David Richmond From the novel by Alexandre Dumas

"Do not hesitate to act, or you may lose the chance that Fortune, in her wisdom, offers you."

Alexandre Dumas' witty and action packed swashbuckling novel gets an even more adventurous update on the Tavern stage! This tale of friendship and romance follows young D'Artagnan as he arrives in Paris in seek of fame, fortune, and a place among the King's Musketeers. Join Athos, Aramis, and Porthos in an escalating and treacherous battle for love and power as they fight to protect the ones they love from the evil Cardinal Richelieu…with swords and everything!

Audience Advisory: Though it contains the swashbuckling elements that can make it fun for all ages, this production of THE THREE MUSKETEERS is a faithful adaptation of Dumas’ novel (and the moral codes of that time). (No nudity, we swear, but you can expect sexual innuendo & implied sexual acts between people who are quite often not married. Oh, and they say "Damn" a few times.)

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Probably not.

The David Richmond adaptation is much closer to the Alexander Dumas novel than the Disney treatment from the early 1990s. Here is the specific breakdown of adult elements in the production to help you make the decision for your family or classroom.

Language Advisory: Damn and damnedest

Adult Content Advisory: Multiple instances of passionate kissing, passionate acts that are violent in nature, overtly implied sexual situations and plot lines surrounding adultery and prostitution. Male characters appear shirtless and two female characters appear in states of undress. No full nudity.

Violence Advisory: Quite a bit of light-hearted, swashbuckling fun, multiple violent murders and incidents of brutal violence perpetrated against female characters.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday September 15 after the show!

Beginning July 2019, our student ticket prices are as follows:
$15 General Admission Tickets on Thursdays
$20 in all sections on Fridays and Sundays
(No student discounts on Saturdays)

THE THREE MUSKETEERS developed by Drew Fracher and David Richmond written by David Richmond adapted from the writing of Alexander Dumas

Director's Notes

Directed by Drew Reeves

Show Information


Act One: 70 minutes
15 minute intermission
Act Two: 70 min
Show will end around 10:15pm
9:15pm Sundays

Show Roles

Performances September 13-29, 2019

Dramatis Personae*
D’Artagnan - David Sterritt
Athos - Glenn Lorandeau
Porthos - Charlie T. Thomas
Aramis - Ryan Vo
Cardinal Richelieu - Matt Nitchie*
Constance - Alyson Swann
Milady de Winter - Rachel Frawley
Rochefort - Andrew Houchins*
Queen Anne - Olivia Dawson*
De Treville - O’Neil Delapenha
King Louis - Nicholas Faircloth
Buckingham - Sean Kelley
Jussac - Mary Ruth Ralston
De Buisingy - Tamil Periasamy
The Old Man - Matt Nitchie*
Englishman - O’Neil Delapenha
Esme - Rachel Frawley
Elise - Danielle Hopkins
Headman of the Lille - Nicholas Faircloth
Jaques - Sariel Toribio
Jean - Tamil Periasamy
Patrick - Sariel Toribio
Other Musketeers - Olivia Dawson*, Sariel Toribio, Danielle Hopkins
Innkeepers - Olivia Dawson*, Tamil Periasamy
Linkboys - Sean Kelley, Nicholas Faircloth
Officer of the Day - Danielle Hopkins
Peasant Girls/Tavern Wenches - Alyson Swann, Rachel Frawley, Danielle Hopkins
Thugs - Tamil Periasamy, Sariel Toribio
Cardinal’s Guards - Matt Nitchie*, Andrew Houchins*, Rachel Frawley, Nicholas Faircloth, Sean Kelley, Sariel Toribio, Tamil Periasamy
Attendant - Sariel Toribio
Ensemble Understudy - Kirstin Storla
Queen Anne Understudy - Danielle Hopkins
Athos Understudy - Tamil Periasamy

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage
Managers in the United States

Show Times
In general, shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm.

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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