ALL for One, and One for All! It's a familiar phrase and one you'll hear in Ararat College's rollicking production of The Three Musketeers, which will be staged this week at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre.
Directed by teacher Janine Poole, The Three Musketeers is a story of treachery, loyalty, of betrayal and subterfuge.
Join the musketeers as they fight to save their King from the traitor within his staff, a traitor that the King does not even know is plotting against him. The traitor is hell bent on obtaining the throne, the riches and the power no matter what, he realises that the Musketeers, the loyal protectors of the King, are the only ones who stand in his way. They may foil his plan to discredit the queen and to therefore discredit the monarchy, so the people will no longer want their King and they will look elsewhere for their ruler. His plan is working well, as he is able to manipulate the silly, pompous King into disbanding the loyal Musketeers, so the King is unprotected, the Queen is unprotected and he has obtained a bracelet that will prove the Queen has been unfaithful, and therefore is a traitor to France!
How will the Musketeers save their country and the King?
The cast includes Shane Woods as Athos, Dylan Munn as Porthos, Caleb Morris as Aramis, Ashby Green as D'Artagnan, Rhys Sheffield as King Louis, Shian Natt as the Queen, Bryan Start as the Cardinal, Sam Dunn as Lady de Winter, Jonah Whatley as Jacobim, Lauren Bowles as Mrs Jacobim, Joel Hughes as the Duke of Buckingham, Brad Woods as Captain Mazarin and a large cast of cardinal guards, nuns, courtiers, wenches, pirates and other colourful characters.
The Three Musketeers will be presented at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre this Thursday and Friday at 7pm. Tickets are available from the Ararat College on 5352 4177.