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The Robber Bridegroom

Posted on May 02, 2014

Get ready for a rowdy, good time, as members of John Tyler Community College’s Theatre Workshop Class bring The Robber Bridegroom to the stage for three performances in May. The Robber Bridegroom is a rousing, bawdy Southern fairy tale set in eighteenth century Mississippi. It follows Jamie Lockhart, a rascally robber, as he courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the wealthiest planter in the country. The situation goes awry thanks to multiple cases of mistaken identity and a cast of eclectic characters. Adding to the fun – the tale is told in “story theatre” fashion, with bluegrass scores.  

Performances of The Robber Bridegroom will take place in the Nicholas Center at John Tyler Community College’s Chester Campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, on May 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.; May 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.; and May 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. 

The Robber Bridegroom, with book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry and music by Robert Waldman, is based on the novella by Eudora Welty. Directed by Kerrigan Sullivan and presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI), the production is rated PG and is recommended for teens and adults.

For more information about the upcoming performances at John Tyler Community College, contact Kerrigan Sullivan at or 804-594-1498. For directions to the College’s Chester Campus, visit  

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