Borrowed from the French fencing term, "en garde" is a warning to be alert, attentive and ready for action!  So get your tickets now for Hedgerow Theatre's swashbuckling, funny, and insightful performance of The Three Musketeers, opening May 1st and running through May 26th.

The novel, written in 1844 by Alexandre Dumas, looks back to the mid-to-late 1620’s, and was the first of several sprawling stories he would create featuring fictionalized depictions of the real-life d’Artagnan and his companions, the heroic musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.

But Matthew Tallman has refashioned the piece by focusing on the author's fondness for the story of a young person finding his way in a world larger and more complicated than expected.

"This adaptation, in part inspired by the swashbuckling films of the 1930’s and 40’s," he explains, "is also shaped by the recreation of filmic effects onstage.  To thrill audiences, Dumas could simply write a chase on horseback from Paris to Calais, and Hollywood could easily put it onscreen.  The way we present it onstage should also thrill, but there is an added element of ingenuity and theatricality that bonds us, theatre-makers and audiences, together."

He added that while it certainly provides adventure, romance, and excitement, there is still an underlying relate-able story of human experience:  
This performance of d'Artagnan's journey asks "How do I find my place? What is the best way to get where I want to go in life? What do I do when I’m confronted with people, ideas, events that change those things I thought I wanted?  How do I make my way on my adventure?"

LOCATION:  Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd, Rose Valley, PA, 19063
Click here for the Hedgerow Website and Tickets
This is a family show appropriate for people and children of all ages