‘The Three Musketeers’ debuts Friday

Nashua Theater Guild presents Ludwig’s vision of literary classic

NASHUA – You may wonder what swashbuckling, romance, comedy, betrayal and you all have in common. The answer, of course, is you coming to see the Nashua Theatre Guilds’ production of “The Three Musketeers,” written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Amy Mackay at the Court Street Theatre, 14 Court St.

The Nashua Theatre is celebrating its 57th season in Nashua, where they have most recently performed “California Suite,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

In this classic tale, we follow a young man named D’Artagnan, who wishes to fulfill his dream of becoming a Musketeer, and his sister Sabine, who wishes to find love and take her destiny into her own hands. They quickly stumble into a plot to overthrow the king and find themselves as masters of their own destiny.

Along the way, we encounter a Cardinal whose villainy is only rivaled by his opinion of himself, and a spy who is as deadly as she is beautiful. Of course, the story would not be complete without our three men of legend, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the Three Musketeers, who prove to be fast friends for our heroes. Together, D’Artagnan, Sabine and the Three Musketeers set out to prove that anything is possible when we remember “all for one and one for all!”

While there are many movie versions of this story, one of the things that most sets apart this production from them is the sword fighting. The Nashua Theatre Guild has been fortunate to have its fights directed by Bob Haas, who worked tirelessly with the cast to bring to life an action-packed adventure where you feel like you are part of the action. It is one thing to see epic fight sequences on film, but it is a truly awe-inspiring thing to be so close to the action.

The Nashua Theatre Guild will be hosting a special performance today for Fairgrounds Middle School students.

Saturday’s day performance will have a meet the cast, where audience members will get a chance to interact with their favorite Musketeer, the King and Queen or the Cardinals Guards. Saturday night’s show will have a ball after the performance, and audience members are encouraged to wear ball attire for fun and frivolity. The shows will be at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket can be purchased online or at the door, and members of the Nashua Theatre Guild do receive a discount on tickets. Membership can be done online or at the door as well.