The Actors Theater of Orcas Island announces seven performances of the second play in the King Arthur series: “Arthur: The Hunt” by Seattle playwright Jeff Berryman.
In 2010, the Actors Theater presented the first play in the series, “Arthur: The Begetting.” At the end of that play, Uther Pendragon and Igraine gave the baby Arthur to the Merlin who sent the young boy into northern Britain for his protection. “Arthur: The Hunt,” takes place 20 years later. The Merlin is searching frantically for the lost king who will unite Britain and push back the Anglos, Saxons and Irish that raid the many small kingdoms. While he searches, he attempts to build alliances between small kingdoms for self protection. Told from the point of view of Arthur’s half sister, Morgan, the play gives a view into politics, relationships, squabbles and in-fighting among the small, separate kingdoms.
The cast is made up of experienced actors including Cara Russell as Morgan, Creighton Hofeditz as Bledri, Tom Fiscus as Emrys, Freddy Hinkle as King Cadwallan, Kate Hansen as Gwenhwyfar, Zach Schwartz as Cullen and Hunter Bosley as King Uriens.
“Arthur: The Hunt” opens on Friday, Aug. 30 with additional performances on Saturday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 7, Sunday, Sept. 8, Friday, Sept. 13, Saturday, Sept. 14 and closing night, Sunday, Sept. 15. All performances will be at the Grange, beginning at 7:30 p.m. except the Sept. 8 performance which will be a matinee at 2:30 p.m. This play is suitable for all but very young children.
Tickets are $10 and are available at Darvills Bookstore, online at www.orcasactors.com and at the door. For additional information contact the Director, Doug Bechtel at 317-5601.