Wednesday, April 10, 2013

In the Wings: The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood. Meet Sheriff Almakki.

Sheriff Almakki plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, the fourth and final production in the 2012-2013 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Question: Why did you audition for the play?
Sheriff Almakki: I had a great time with the actors in Arcadia, including Tamzin Malone. I heard she was directing this, and I thought it would be a chance to get a larger role. My younger brother, Omar Almakki, also was interested in auditioning, so I thought we could do this together.

Q: What is the Sheriff of Nottingham like?
S.A.: He is a man of strength and loyalty. He has a lot of history with Prince John: the prince helped him gain his rank. Some of his measures may seem harsh, but he sees what he's doing as just in a time of war.

Q: What will the audience enjoy most about The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood?
S.A.: Most people are familiar with the tale of Robin Hood. The subversions and jokes, poking fun at what Robin Hood is all about, I hope they'll enjoy this play. There is a lot involving actors breaking the fourth wall, directly addressing the audience.

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood runs April 12-14 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visiting

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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