Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood – Play – Village Theatre

Elevator Thoughts (aka Tweet): Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood light play at Village Theatre starring Ricky Spaulding & directed by Adam Immerwahr. Lots of good fight choreography. Neat stage magic to make the arrows “fly.” #robinHood

Synopsis from the Theatre: Robbing from the rich has never been so fun! A greedy prince has taken control of England, and it is up to Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men—and women!—to fight for justice and champion for the underdog. From comic mastermind Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You) comes this rollicking and inventive play, packed with delightful thrills, amorous exploits, contagious laughs, and great beloved heroes like Little John, Friar Tuck, and Maid Marian. So, get ready to dodge an arrow or two—you won’t want to miss a moment of this swashbuckling adventure!

Attended Performance Date: 9/16/23 (Opening Weekend)

Type: Play

World Premiere: No

Several or Few Scenes: Several

Several or Few Settings/Locations: Several

Static Set: Yes, but there was a rotating component to the stage

Prior Exposure/Knowledge Required: No, but you would probably enjoy this more if you’re familiar with the major elements of the Robin Hood tales. All my knowledge comes from a Wishbone book and an MS-DOS game Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood.

Defined Plot/Storyline: Yes

Equity Actors: 6 – Surprisingly, an Equity actor didn’t fill the lead role Robin Hood. That being said, Ricky Spaulding has always been great in the roles I’ve seen him play.

Total Number of Actors: 8

Perceived Pace of the Show: Medium Speed

Length (Including Any Intermission): 2.25 hours

Was there an intermission?: Yes

Was This the First Time I Attended a Production of this Show: Yes

Would I See It Again 3 Years from Now?: Probably not

Recommendation: See it, especially if you’re familiar with the Robin Hood tales or if you enjoy English-style slapstick-like comedy

Other Rave(s) Not Mentioned in Elevator Thoughts

  • Fight Choreography: I was reviewing the b-roll video the theatre sent to me for my TikToks and I realized the actors really could have been injured if they mistimed the fight choreography!

Other Musing(s) and Observation(s)

  • Breaking Character: I think I missed an interaction between Nathaniel Tenenbaum (who I often see in flamboyant roles) and the other actors where he did something so funny that they were near breaking character. FOMO!

Theatre Company: Village Theatre

Venue: Village Theatre

Venue Physical Address:

  • Issaquah: 303 Front Street North, Issaquah, WA 98027
  • Everett: 2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

Price: Medium

Ticket Affordability Options: Check out their discount tickets page. TodayTix and Goldstar usually offer good options too, but I can’t seem to find any tickets for this show on their websites.


  • Issaquah: September 12 to October 15, 2023
  • Everett: October 21 – November 12, 2023

Seating: Assigned Seating


  • Issaquah: Free street parking and some free parking lot. Lot parking availablity is pretty difficult to find though. I’ve basically given up on that. I usually end up parking on Rainier Boulevard North. As a last resort, I think you can always find parking at the library but it’s a little far. Remember, there’s a bottom floor parking lot under the library’s main parking lot that most non-locals don’t know about.
  • Everett: Free street parking and some paid parking lots/garages.

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Other Video +/- Pictures: See pictures in video and under video by Elise Bakketun

Cast and Production Team: See after pictures and video below

@showsiveseen #KenLudwig's "#Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood" light #play at Village Theatre starring Ricky Spaulding & directed by @Adam Immerwahr. Lots of good fight choreography. Neat stage magic to make the arrows "fly." Videos: @Nyhuis Creative. Review: #robinHood #theatre #showsiveseen ♬ Oo De Lally (From "Robin Hood") – Geek Music
Mark Emerson, Billy Finn, and Nathaniel Tenenbaum in Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood at Village Theatre. Photo by Elise Bakketun (2023).
Alegra Batara and Ricky Spaulding in Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood at Village Theatre. Photo by Elise Bakketun (2023).
Brandon O’Neill in Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood at Village Theatre. Photo by Elise Bakketun (2023).
Maid Marian and others Alegra Batara
Little John and others Quinlan Corbett*
Sheriff of Nottingham and others Mark Emerson*
Sir Guy of Gisbourne and others Billy Finn*
Deorwynn and others (Dance Captain) Arika Matoba*
Friar Tuck and others (Fight Captain) Brandon O’Neill*
Robin Hood Ricky Spaulding
Prince John and othersNathaniel Tenenbaum*
Understudy for Little John, Prince John, and others Kyle Henick
Understudy for Friar Tuck, Sheriff of Nottingham, and others Jason Marr
Understudy for Robin Hood, Sir Guy of Gisbourne, and others Michael Nevarez
Understudy for Maid Marian, Deorwynn, and others Chelsey Sheppard
Director Adam Immerwahr
Choreographer Cy Paolantonio
Fight Director J. Allen Suddeth
Stage Managers Ruth Eitemiller*
Susannah Butler*
Scenic Designer Misha Kachman
Sound Designer and Composer Nick Kourtides
Original Costume Designer Jess Goldstein
Costumes Reimagined ByChelsea Cook
Lighting Designer Nancy Schertler
Production AssistantNicola Krause
Assistant Stage Manager Brigid Ridge
Associate DirectorJasmine Joshua
Associate Fight DirectorGeoffrey Alm
Associate Scenic DesignerBrandon Riel
Associate Lighting DesignerCasey Price
Associate Sound DesignerAndrew Rovner
DramaturgEllen Peltz
Casting DirectorJes Spencer
Intimacy DirectorKathryn Van Meter
Dialect CoachGin Hammond
Head ElectricianPaul Arnold (Issaquah)
Brandon Cullinan (Everett)
Head Sound EngineerEvan Duckworth (Issaquah)
Steven Younkins (Everett)
Head Stage CarpenterWhitman Paylor (Issaquah)
Chris Mikolaizik (Everett)
Lead Deck, AutomationJustin Babbitt
Lead Deck, PropsOlof Sander (Issaquah)
Kyle Morgan (Everett)
ProgrammerZac Andersen (Issaquah)
Meghan McNeal (Everett)
Wardrobe HeadKate Simpson (Issaquah)
Lead WardrobeMalena Langlie
StitchersKali Pohle
Michelle Grimm
Katy Morrison
* Member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of the Professional Actor and Stage Managers in the United States

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