The Scarlet Pimpernel is the opening production this spring for the Town and Country Players, running from April 4-19.
The play is set in Revolutionary France during the Reign of Terror. Sir Percy Blakeney, played by Kevin Palardy, has a secret identity he cannot reveal: he is the Scarlet Pimpernel responsible for saving the lives of many aristocrats from the guillotine.
Mariel Rosati directs a cast of 24 through this musical version of the 1905 novel. Musical direction is by Stephanie Overton-Hall; costume design by Nancy Rideway; and the swordplay choreography by Rick Deacon.
The cast is local to Doylestown and its surrounding area. It includes: John Neuman as Armand St. Just; Stuart Wyss-Leclair as Ozzy; Jonathan Knapp as Dewhurst; John Wishnie as Elton; Bob Harris as playing Farleigh; Robert Risch as Ben; James Palmer as St. Cyr/Ensemble; Bruce Perlman as Prince of Wales/Ensemble; Juan Caceres as Robespierre/Ensemble; Jillian Thaker Ambs as Marie Grosholtz/Ensemble; Gene Petrucci as Jessup/Tussaud/Ensemble; David Sharper as Sentry/Ensemble; Becca Carlyon Wahoff as Cupid/Ensemble; Carly Price as Cupid/Ensemble; Cali Weinstein as Cupid/Ensemble; Amanda Weikel as Cupid/Ensemble; Natalie Chernicoff in the Ensemble; Victoria Schultheis in the Ensemble; Michael Palardy as Mercier/Ensemble; and Christopher Palardy as Coupeau/Ensemble.
Town and Country Players will present The Scarlet Pimpernel on April 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances April 6 and 13 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available through their website or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The Players are located at 4158 York Road in Buckingham.