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"Sherwood, the Adventures of Robin Hood" by Ken Ludwig
is directed by Kandace Cleland
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Robin/Much the Miller
lives in Youngstown and works at the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Asked about the challenges for this play format, he says that the shortened rehearsal process “cut down on running scenes multiple times to find every possible moment to make people laugh.” His favorite roles have been Roger/Garry in Noises Off at Youngstown Playhouse, and the Narrator in Every Brilliant Thing, and Lucius in The Explorers Club, both at Stage Left.
who plays a Puppeteer, Peasant, archer and more in this show is in the 8th Grade at DAHS in Lisbon. She has been a regular at SLP since she was in 1st Grade, and keeps coming back for the chance “to learn how to do all the things that go into putting on a show.” Also, she says the atmosphere at Stage Left “makes it feel like my home.” Her favorite roles were Granny O in Hey Li’l Red and Claudia in Cinderella.
who plays the voice and puppeteer or Alize, Robin’s mother, Lady Cornwall, various other puppets is a senior at DAHS in Lisbon. Her first show at SLP was Princess Prudy’s Promise in 2013, and she’s been in, or helped with, most shows since then. Her favorite roles were Ariel in her high school production of The Little Mermaid, and Andrea in Once on This Island at SLP. She points out that “a lot of talent on stage and behind the scenes went into this show, enjoy!!”
Sir Guy of Gisborne, a midwife, and peasant
lives in Lisbon and is Intake Manager for the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She says being a part of the Stage Left family is her favorite hobby, allowing her to spend time with her daughters, who are also involved. Her favorite roles were Berta in Boeing! Boeing! and Ruth in Calendar Girls. She is thankful to Kandy for “always pushing me out of my comfort zone.”
is living in her hometown of Canfield right now, but can’t wait to be back in New York City, where she recently graduated from The Institute for American Musical Theatre. She is teaching students from home now until she can go back to NYC. She grew up doing Kidz Camp at SLP and is grateful to do this show. “The people are the best and kindest people, and some of the best actors I’ve ever worked with,” she says. Her favorite roles were Chris Hargensen in Carrie at the Deyor Performing Arts Center, Ariel in The Little Mermaid at Kent State Trumbull Theatre, and Belle in Beauty and the Beast at Crown Theatre Productions.
Prince John, King Richard
is an actor who calls Salem home. You may have spotted him in the television commercials performing characters like the “Wizard of Haas.” His favorite role has been the king in The King and I, which he has played three times. “It’s good to be king,” he says. Asked what brought him to SLP for this production, he replied: “I like Kandy - Cleland not the song.”
who plays Young Robin, Archer, Guard in this show is an 8th Grader at DAHS in Lisbon. Despite his young age, he is a veteran at SLP. “I keep coming back because I just love doing theater and also love meeting/seeing friends,” he says. One of his favorite roles was El Loco in Hey Li’l Red. He would like to thank “everybody who helped me during this crazy show!”
from Youngstown, is a barista at Stonefruit. Her first show at SLP was Spamalot and “I've been in love with this theater ever since!” Her favorite role(s) was playing the three women in The 39 Steps, with Gretchen from Boeing Boeing being a close second. She says that Kandy “has challenged me as an actor.” While missing performing before a live audience, she has enjoyed getting together with the friends she’s made at SLP.
Sheriff of Nottingham
ives in Salem and is an account executive at Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. For his first show at Stage Left, he says he enjoyed working with such a talented cast and director and “especially Johnny's help with combat scenes.” His favorite roles were Murray the cop in The Odd Couple and Father Christmas in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, at Main Street Theater; and President of Senators in Damn Yankees and Professor Marvel in Wizard of Oz, both at Salem Community Theatre.
Little John, Uncle Henry
lives in Lorain where he is an art teacher at Clearview High School. He has enjoyed working with “SLP old friend, Daniel.” Asked his SLP story, Jacob replies: “Tale as old as time: a young child is put in theater by his parents to help with shyness. Fast forward to being dressed in drag on stage regularly and stripping nude for a curtain call photo shoot. The usual.” His favorite roles were William Barfée in Spelling Bee and Professor Cope in The Explorers Club at SLP, Fester in The Addams Family at Carnation City Players, and Boris Kolenkhov in You Can’t Take It with You at the University of Mount Union.
Friar Tuck, Ensemble+
a native of Salem, is a professional lighting designer in New York City. He is glad to rejoin the SLP family and to perform on stage again, after an absence of eight years. His first show at SLP was 20 years ago (Wizard of Oz). His favorite roles were Joseph in “Joseph in the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” and director for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” both at SLP, and Jack in “Into the Woods,” and Huck Finn in “Big River,” both at Salem Community Theatre. Thanks to Kandy and the cast and crew for reminding everyone that the arts are still alive.
who plays a Guard, Archer, Miscellaneous Townsfolk in this show lives in Columbiana and works as a juvenile probation officer. He says he was invited to Stage Left as an extra body, but “when I got there everyone treated me like family! So I couldn't wait to be part of it again!” He reports that wearing a mask during rehearsal of the stunts was definitely a challenge. His favorite role was Sir Bernard Humphries in The Explorers Club.
who plays multiple ensemble parts and crew member is in the 8th grade at David Anderson High School in Lisbon. A regular at Stage Left “since I was very young,” she says that it is like a second home. The biggest challenge for this production, she says, was the filming because it is so different from live acting. Her favorite role was Molly in Annie Jr. at SLP.
who plays many different roles, including Cornwall, archers in the tournament, and multiple puppets in this show is a senior at DAHS in Lisbon and also works at N2 by Davill in Boardman. He has been a part of the Stage Left family for 10 years now, and “I continue to return because that’s exactly what this theatre is, a family. Even during a pandemic, we find a way to have fun and put on a show for the community to enjoy.” His favorite roles were Warner in Legally Blonde and Scott in Disaster!, at SLP, and Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid at DAHS.
from Youngstown, is a SAG/AFTRA Stunt performer/Actor, as well as a self defense teacher. He was a middle school student of Director Kandy Cleland, and says that “she’s been an integral part of my career, and I'm always excited to interact and create with her!” Social distancing during rehearsals was not that much of a problem. “Social distancing says you need to be 6' ft apart. Luckily, during sword fighting for the stage, the average distance is supposed to be 6'ft apart. So it really worked out!”