WCHS Eyewitness News Home Charleston Eyewitness Newsroom Charleston Storm Team Weather Sports News TV Program Schedule Community Mobile: Smartphone,Tablet and SMS text Get Connected SMS Text Facebook Twitter See-It,Shoot-It RSS News Feed Email List Tumblr


LimeLight Theatre Company Presents "The Three Musketeers"

Reported: Apr. 24, 2014 12:36 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 24, 2014 12:52 PM EDT
EYEWITNESS NEWS ONLINE WEBCAST VIDEO

News Image

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Kennie Bass) - In early 17th century France, all is not well. The evil Cardinal Richelieu is plotting to overthrow King Louis XIII and seize the throne

At the same time, a young adventurer named d'Artagnan is making his way to Paris to join the Musketeers of the Guard.

Adapted from the novel by Alexander Dumas, "The Three Musketeers" is filled with action, romance, sword fights and a dash of humor as d'Artagnan meets the musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

Together, they learn of the plot and work to save the monarchy.

"Oh, goodness, who doesn't love a classic adventure story like 'The Three Musketeers?'" John Johnson (Athos) said. "And you know, this is a part that's been played by so many different people. Van Heflin played the part, Oliver Reed. This is my take and it's just fun to jump in there and try to do a classic role."

Veteran actor Alex Bannerman is playing the villainous Cardinal. He says its been interesting to explore the many faces of the character.

"He has a lot of layers," Bannerman (Cardinal Richelieu) said. "As a matter of fact when (director) Kelly (Strom) said, 'Hey I want you to play this character.' And I said I don't know. She said, 'Oh it's right up your alley. Lots and lots and lots of layers.'"

Rob James makes his theatrical debut as d'Artagnan. He says bringing the swashbuckler to life has been an challenging experience.

"We have a gentleman that helps us with swords," James (d'Artagnan) said. "So, he's been great, it's been fantastic. Yeah, I've been nervous but it's been a process. We didn't just pick up a sword and try to stab each other initially."

With several scenes of stage combat featuring choreographed sword fighting, some of the action may frighten small children. However, the actors say this is a family-friendly production with lessons about honor and loyalty, all for one and one for all.

The LimeLight Theatre Company presents "The Three Musketeers"

WVSU Capitol Center Theater
123 Summers Street in Charleston

Showtimes are April 25, 26 and May 2, 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday matinees are scheduled for April 27 and May 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: Adults $15
Children (12 & under) $11
To reserve tickets call: 304.342.6522
Tickets available at the door

Directed by Kelly Strom

Cast

Charles de Batz d'Artagnan - Rob James
Athos - John Johnson
Porthos - John McBrayer
Aramis - Cody Stephen Vinson
Monsieur de Treville - Pat Rader
Cardinal Richelieu - Alex Bannerman
Milady de Winter - Brynna Horswell
The Queen, Anne of Austria - Debbie Holstein
Louis Xlll, King of France - Norman F. Clerc
The Duke of Buckingham - Bob Bird
Constance Bonacieux - Christy Mullens-Shaw
Jussac - Brandon Hawkins
Planchet - Timmy Walker
The Count de Wardes - Johnny John Halstead
Kitty - Zoe Scarborough
The Count de Rochefort - John Blount
Innkeeper - Charlie Walker
Innkeeper's Wife - Kat Johnson
Felton - Bryan Whipkey
Ladies-in-waiting to the Queen -
Linda O'Neill, Breanna Goggins, Alondra Johnson, Fiona Sullivan, Lacey Caceres, Laura Mahony
Cardinal's Guards -
Johnny Halstead, Brandon Hawkins, Lindsey Taylor, Karah Wines, Carrie Jo Rader, Bryan Whipkey, Charlie Walker
The King's Musketeers in training - Rubin Shirley, Jackson Johnson, Phillip Schlies, Casey Philpott
Narrator - Dennis W Strom



MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
Bus Company Decision Nails The Coffin Shut On Saturday Event
News
Jul. 22, 2014 7:36 PM EDT
The Dirty Girl Mud Run, set for Saturday at Charleston's ...
Full News Story and Video

Freedom Bankruptcy Deal On Hold
News
Jul. 22, 2014 6:10 PM EDT
The company at the center of a chemical spill that ...
Full News Story and Video

Milton Seeing Economic Boom
News
Jul. 22, 2014 5:49 PM EDT
The city of Milton in eastern Cabell County is in the ...
Full News Story


News Dirty Girl Mud Run For Charleston Officially Canceled
Jul. 22, 2014 5:42 PM EDT
News Fayette County Man Killed After Pinned Under Truck
Jul. 22, 2014 4:54 PM EDT
News The Greenbrier Releases Details For Fans Interested In Attending New Orleans' Saints Practices, Picnic
Jul. 22, 2014 5:47 PM EDT
News Medicare Workshop Offers Information, Expert Consultation
Jul. 22, 2014 4:22 PM EDT
News MU To Paint The Capital City Green
Jul. 22, 2014 4:07 PM EDT
News Multifest Announces Schedule For 2014
Jul. 22, 2014 3:21 PM EDT
News Pregnant Teen Strangled, Man Decapitated In Online Sex Case
Jul. 22, 2014 3:06 PM EDT
News Milton Police Seek Information On Telephone Cable Theft
Jul. 22, 2014 2:28 PM EDT
News Meningitis Diagnosis Prompted WV Clinic Probe
Jul. 22, 2014 2:10 PM EDT
News Mountaineers To Face Tennessee In Football In 2018
Jul. 22, 2014 1:55 PM EDT
News Surveillance Photos Released In South Charleston Robbery
Jul. 22, 2014 12:53 PM EDT
News WVU Baseball Player Signs With Pro Team
Jul. 22, 2014 12:37 PM EDT
News One Man Injured In East End Shooting
Jul. 22, 2014 6:16 PM EDT
News Well-Being Of WV Children Improves; State Ranks 37th
Jul. 22, 2014 11:32 AM EDT
News Independent Ed Rabel To Seek Congressional Seat
Jul. 22, 2014 11:17 AM EDT
News Wayne County Schools Names Superintendent
Jul. 22, 2014 1:22 PM EDT
News Annual River Float Expected To Make Big Splash Saturday
Jul. 22, 2014 11:00 AM EDT
News Trailer Owner Finds Abandoned Meth Lab Near Backyard
Jul. 22, 2014 10:25 AM EDT
News WV Inmate Who Escaped In May Captured In VA
Jul. 22, 2014 9:16 AM EDT
News Former Mercer County Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges
Jul. 22, 2014 9:22 AM EDT
News Troopers Say Man Arrested In Child Neglect Case
Jul. 22, 2014 10:22 AM EDT
News Freedom Industries In Bankruptcy Court Tuesday
Jul. 22, 2014 7:54 AM EDT
News Baby Dies From Malnutrition After Police Say Parents Used WIC Money To Buy Drugs
Jul. 21, 2014 11:53 PM EDT
News Women Express Outrage Over Dirty Girl Mud Run Flap
Jul. 22, 2014 7:44 AM EDT
News Shoppers Travel Across Counties To Shop At Newly Expanded Kroger
Jul. 22, 2014 12:56 PM EDT
News Livestock Competition Big Part Of Cabell County Fair
Jul. 22, 2014 11:06 AM EDT
News Local Sporting Goods Store Thriving
Jul. 22, 2014 1:18 PM EDT
News WV Family Fights For 13-Month-Old Daughter To Be An Organ Donor After Tragic Death
Jul. 22, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
News Uncertainty Swirls Around Saturday's Scheduled Event
Jul. 22, 2014 7:46 AM EDT
News High-Profile Murder Case May Have Federal Implications
Jul. 21, 2014 5:21 PM EDT


Advertise on WCHS-TV Online

West Virginia News
W.Va. gas price tumble

West Virginia gas prices are down about a nickel a gallon.
Full Story

Kentucky News
Beshear: Health rulings won't affect Kentucky

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says rulings Tuesday on President Barack Obama's health care law won't affect enrollees in Kentucky's state-run health exchange.
Full Story

Ohio News
Ohio band director pleads guilty to sex charges

A former central Ohio band director accused of inappropriate conduct with three students has pleaded guilty to 13 counts, including felony sexual battery and misdemeanor sexual imposition.
Full Story







Fugitive Files Tuesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

West Virginia Wildlife Wednesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

ABC News web site







Send Mail Send email to news@wchstv.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2014, WCHS-TV8. Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.