Available: Nov. 23, 2021
“…an ageless story… Dumas is a master of invention” –Seattle PI
“The story races along, and amidst the rollicking fun and adventure, Dumas sticks in some surprisingly lovely and timeless truisms about politics and human nature” -Linnea Tanner, Historical Novel Society
Spring of 1625 is the perfect time for a young adventurer to seek his fortune. And so, D’Artagnan makes his way from Gascony to Paris to enter the ranks of the King’s musketeers. The three favorites of that old guard— Athos, Porthos, and Aramis—befriend the boy and take his battles on as their own (one for all, and all that). As they gallantly work to thwart the machinations of Cardinal Richelieu against the Queen, they are enveloped in the shady dealings of his spy, Milady de Winter. Honor and chivalry see them protect the realm, with only minor detours into illicit love affairs and palace intrigue. This is heart-pounding, wine-spilling, swashbuckling at its finest!
Why We Chose This Story: In addition to looking to new authors and stories, it’s important to celebrate the classic tales we’ve loved for centuries. Being able to have the thrilling Lamar Legend bring his own artistic vision to this audio play is the perfect marriage of traditional story told in a fresh, new way.
For Fans Of: Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Cervantes’ Don Quixote
Content Warning for This Play: Violence
Our Content Warnings are applicable to our productions and are not necessarily inclusive of all subject matter that may be found in the books from which they are adapted.
Trick Danneker (he/him): D’Artagnan
Porscha Shaw (she/her): Athos
Nicholas JaPaul Bernard (he/him): Porthos
Nathaniel Tenenbaum (he/him): Aramis
Kathy Hsieh* (she/her): Constance Bonacieux/Kitty
John Coons (he/him): Cardinal Richelieu/Bonacieux/Athos’s Opponent
Kate Jaeger (she/her): Queen/Milady/O’Reilly/Planchet
Basil Harris* (he/him): King/Buckingham/Rochefort/Executioner/Old Man/Bandit #1
Adrian Cerrato (he/him): Officer/DeJussac/DeWinter/Treville/Bandit #2
The Creative Team
Alexandre Dumas: Author
Lamar Legend (they/them): Director/Adapter
Stephon Dorsey (he/him): Sound Designer
Antonieta Castillo Carpio (she/her): Rehearsal Stage Manager
Benjamin Radin (he/him): Audio Engineer/Technical Director
Kyle Thompson (he/him): Audio Engineer
Leanna Keith (she/they): Audio Book-It Theme Music Composer/Performer
Dan Schuy (he/him): Production Manager
Zenaida Smith (she/her): Company Manager/Casting Associate
*Member of SAG-AFTRA, the union of the Screen Actor’s Guild and American Federation of Radio Artists.
This production was made under working agreement with SAG-AFTRA, the union of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Radio Artists.