This is a play about Robin Hood. Or is it? He certainly doesn’t seem to think so. In fact, the playwright, Harper Callow attends the opening performance to discover that this isn’t what she wrote at all. She wrote a drama, not a comedy! Inspired to change the world in what she is sure are profound political ways, she wrote a searing satire using, or rather altering, the classic story of Robin Hood. But if this play will work, then why do the characters seem to have a life of their own? Why does Maid Marian have a beard? Why is Little John actually little? And the Sheriff of Nottingham is actually a pretty good dude. He’s just a little misunderstood. When Harper discovers that the play is literally cursed and that she can use the script on her phone to change each scene as it happens, she regrets that she left auto-correct on. Everybody takes a crack at the script, including Hollywood screenwriters and even Robin Hood himself (he’s disgusted by this whole experience!). It’s Monty Python meets Luigi Pirandello (look him up) in this zany, accidental comedy that will make you wonder: what is The Legend of Robin Hood? And why are there so many goats?
Joshua Casburn is honored to be the director of such an amazing cast. Joshua attended Wheaton College and earned a BA in Communications: Theater, and a BA in English. At Wheaton, he was proud to be part of the“Workout” theatre troupe, as it had a profound influence on him artistically. After college, he and other “Workout” alums developed their own theater, Spendrift Theater Company, based out of Glen Ellyn, IL. Mr. Casburn has directed many plays at BHS. Some of his recent directing credits at BHS include productions of Animal Farm, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Casburn also has experience producing films. He won “Best Picture” and “Best Screenplay” at the Wheaton College Class Film Festival. He spent some time in Hollywood at the Act One Screenwriting program and has also studied screenwriting in Chicago. He also has a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, and teaches Creative Writing, Theater Arts, and Film as Literature at BHS. His teaching and artistic endeavors are extensions of his most important, most fulfilling job: being a husband to his AMAZING wife Heidi, and a father to four wonderful kids: Hailey, Logan, Elise, and Brendan. “I’m so proud and blessed to have worked with all of these talented young students.