The Three Musketeers

Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
  • Andrew Hampton Livingston, Joseph Matthew Veale, Sean Maximo Campos, & Justin Tyler Lewis
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Michael Poisson, Joseph Matthew Veale, James Hendley, Nicholas Piper, Josh Levinson, & Zacchaeus Kimbrell
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  • Sean Maximo Campos & Josh Levinson
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  • Zacchaeus Kimbrell, Nick Koesters, & Michael Poisson
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  • Abbey Hunt
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  • Joseph Matthew Veale & Annie Simpson
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  • Nicholas Piper, Joseph Matthew Veale, Justin Tyler Lewis, Sean Maximo Campos, Chelsey Storteboom, Andrew Hampton Livingston, Nick Koesters, Michael Poisson, James Hendley, & Esco Jouley
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Zacchaeus Kimbrell, Nicholas Piper, Esco Jouley, Paris Bradstreet, Abbey Hunt, Annie Simpson, Chelsey Storteboom, Sarah Laughland, & Josh Levinson
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Hannah Ingram & Joseph Matthew Veale
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Joseph Veale & Nick Koesters
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Justin Tyler Lewis, Sean Maximo Campos, Andrew Hampton Livingston, & Joseph Matthew Veale
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

Synopsis

This witty and action packed swashbuckler follows the friendship of young D’Artagnan and his band of Musketeers as they fight to protect the ones they love from the evil Cardinal Richelieu. A story of double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully guarded secrets, complete with lavish sword fights and sweeping romance, set in a time when love and honor ruled the world.

Cast

Monsieur de Treville head of the King's Musketeers
D’Artagnan yearns to be a musketeer
Athos a Musketeer; cynical
Porthos a Musketeer; a vain dandy
Aramis a Musketeer; priest-like
Louis King of France
Anne of Austria Louis’ wife, the Queen
Cardinal Richelieu 2nd most powerful man in France
Rochefort Richelieu’s spy
Lady de Winter (Milady) Richelieu’s spy
Constance Bonacieux the Queen’s maid
Monsieur Bonacieux her father, D’Artagnan’s landlord
Lord Buckingham England's Prime Minister
Planchet Treville’s servant
Kitty Milady’s servant
Criminal a convicted thief
Felton Buckingham’s assassin
Jussac leader of Richelieu's guards
Cahusac one of Richelieu's guards
Bicarat one of Richelieu's guards
Lemieux one of Richelieu's guards
Abbess head of the Carmelite Convent
Braddock Buckingham’s butler
Mystery Woman Athos’s wife
Various other citizens, soldiers, patrons, etc.

Specs

Cast Size: 17 (12m, 5w) w/doubling
Approximate Run Time: 2h
Number of Acts: Two
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Production History

The Three Musketeers was first produced in 2015 by the Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director

The Three Musketeers was produced in 2016 by the Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis, IN), Janet Allen, Executive Artistic Director

The Three Musketeers was produced in 2017 by the Classical Theatre of Harlem (New York, NY), Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director

The Three Musketeers was produced in 2017 by Syracuse Stage (Syracuse, NY), Robert Hupp, Artistic Director


Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor
Milady/Mystery Woman
Cardinal Richelieu/Innkeeper/Mob #1
Rochefort/Patron #3/Cahusac/Sailor #2/Spy #2
Monsieur de Treville/Soldier #1/Sailor #1/Guest #1/Spy #3
Jussac/Felton/Criminal/Braddock/Guest #4/Soldier #3
Louis/Beggar/Drunk/Lemieux/Monsieur Bonacieux
Lord Buckingham/Guard #2/Citizen/Spy #4
Planchet/Mob #4/Guard #3/Fisherman #2/Guest #5/Soldier #2
Kitty/Mob #3/Patron #2/Guest #3
Abbess/Mob #2/Patron #1/Barmaid/Guest #2
Bicarat/Mob #5/Fisherman #1/Spy #1/Herald


Reviews

"...this theatrical adaptation by Catherine Bush from the famous Alexandre Dumas novel is amazingly fluid... Fleet, kinetic, seamless and jaunty, you are never lost, quite the contrary- you are happily caught up in the spectacle and sweeping story. "
Craig Thornton, WWNYTV.com
"By the end, you may find yourself longing for Classical Theater of Harlem to tackle Dumas’s two sequels next."
Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times
"Catherine Bush’s new adaptation favors a light touch... No five pages of the novel can deliver as many laughs as Bush’s script can in five minutes."
James MacKillop, Syracuse New Times
"...this new version of "Musketeers" infuses the classic tale with a fresh commercial sensibility...Catherine Bush's script improves the flow and adjusts common conventions of the times ... to sync with more modern sensibilities. The result: she creates a spirited yet tender brotherhood that enhances the "all for one, one for all" theme that's made this tale beloved for generations."
Linda Lowen, syracuse.com
Cast Size: 17 (12m, 5w) w/doubling
Approximate Run Time: 2h
Number of Acts: Two
Script Sample
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Synopsis

This witty and action packed swashbuckler follows the friendship of young D’Artagnan and his band of Musketeers as they fight to protect the ones they love from the evil Cardinal Richelieu. A story of double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully guarded secrets, complete with lavish sword fights and sweeping romance, set in a time when love and honor ruled the world.

Cast

Monsieur de Treville
head of the King's Musketeers
D’Artagnan
yearns to be a musketeer
Athos
a Musketeer; cynical
Porthos
a Musketeer; a vain dandy
Aramis
a Musketeer; priest-like
Louis
King of France
Anne of Austria
Louis’ wife, the Queen
Cardinal Richelieu
2nd most powerful man in France
Rochefort
Richelieu’s spy
Lady de Winter (Milady)
Richelieu’s spy
Constance Bonacieux
the Queen’s maid
Monsieur Bonacieux
her father, D’Artagnan’s landlord
Lord Buckingham
England's Prime Minister
Planchet
Treville’s servant
Kitty
Milady’s servant
Criminal
a convicted thief
Felton
Buckingham’s assassin
Jussac
leader of Richelieu's guards
Cahusac
one of Richelieu's guards
Bicarat
one of Richelieu's guards
Lemieux
one of Richelieu's guards
Abbess
head of the Carmelite Convent
Braddock
Buckingham’s butler
Mystery Woman
Athos’s wife
Various other citizens, soldiers, patrons, etc.
Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor
Milady/Mystery Woman
Cardinal Richelieu/Innkeeper/Mob #1
Rochefort/Patron #3/Cahusac/Sailor #2/Spy #2
Monsieur de Treville/Soldier #1/Sailor #1/Guest #1/Spy #3
Jussac/Felton/Criminal/Braddock/Guest #4/Soldier #3
Louis/Beggar/Drunk/Lemieux/Monsieur Bonacieux
Lord Buckingham/Guard #2/Citizen/Spy #4
Planchet/Mob #4/Guard #3/Fisherman #2/Guest #5/Soldier #2
Kitty/Mob #3/Patron #2/Guest #3
Abbess/Mob #2/Patron #1/Barmaid/Guest #2
Bicarat/Mob #5/Fisherman #1/Spy #1/Herald


Reviews

"...this theatrical adaptation by Catherine Bush from the famous Alexandre Dumas novel is amazingly fluid... Fleet, kinetic, seamless and jaunty, you are never lost, quite the contrary- you are happily caught up in the spectacle and sweeping story. "
Craig Thornton, WWNYTV.com
"By the end, you may find yourself longing for Classical Theater of Harlem to tackle Dumas’s two sequels next."
Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Times
"Catherine Bush’s new adaptation favors a light touch... No five pages of the novel can deliver as many laughs as Bush’s script can in five minutes."
James MacKillop, Syracuse New Times
"...this new version of "Musketeers" infuses the classic tale with a fresh commercial sensibility...Catherine Bush's script improves the flow and adjusts common conventions of the times ... to sync with more modern sensibilities. The result: she creates a spirited yet tender brotherhood that enhances the "all for one, one for all" theme that's made this tale beloved for generations."
Linda Lowen, syracuse.com

Production History

The Three Musketeers was first produced in 2015 by the Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director

The Three Musketeers was produced in 2016 by the Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis, IN), Janet Allen, Executive Artistic Director

The Three Musketeers was produced in 2017 by the Classical Theatre of Harlem (New York, NY), Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director

The Three Musketeers was produced in 2017 by Syracuse Stage (Syracuse, NY), Robert Hupp, Artistic Director

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