The Robber Bridegroom
Book by: Alfred Uhry
Lyrics by: Alfred Uhry
Music by: Robert Waldman
Based on the novella by Eudora Welty
Directed by Patti Huber
A rousing, bawdy Southern fairy tale musical set in eighteenth century Mississippi, "The Robber Bridegroom" is the story of the courting of Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country, by Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber of the woods. The proceedings go awry, thanks to an unconventional case of double-mistaken identity. Throw in an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund's demise, her pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk, and you have the recipe for a rollicking country romp.
Told in "story theatre" fashion with nine principal actors on a unit set, "The Robber Bridegroom" is extremely flexible in its staging and production possibilities. The hysterical book by Alfred Uhry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Driving Miss Daisy," gives each actor his or her moment to shine. Composer Robert Waldman has created a score to be played by a small onstage band. It's one of the only genuine
bluegrass scores ever heard in a Broadway musical, giving this unusual tale of the Natchez Trace a distinctive sound all its own.
Produced by Madison Area Technical College at 3550 Anderson Street in the Mitby Theater at MATC's Truax Campus
Performances: March 5-14, 2004
March 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14
Call 608-243-4000 for reservations or more information.