Red Knight Productions Medieval Story LandBy Rodrigo Pool • Jul 19th, 2012 • Category: Fringe, Reviews
Red Knight Productions
Studio Theatre – Milton Theatre (1501 14th St NW DC)
Through July 29th
Reviewed July 17th, 2012
Where can I possibly begin telling you about this epic tale of massive proportions? Red Knight Production’s of Medieval Story Land is, for the lack of better words EPIC. I was geeking out from the beginning to end. Not only because they had an orchestra composed of three amazing talented musicians, but the music composed by William Yanesh has that iconic sound the likes of Howard Shore and John Williams. And that’s just talking about the sound track!!
Scott Courland has created a group of hilarious characters the likes of “Monthy Python” and “Your Highness,” combined with the comedic timing of any Woody Allen play, the jokes are witty and side-splitting. Director Guillaume Tourniaire takes us into the world of Medieval Time, telling the story that follows the adventures of an elf named Todd played by Forrest Rilling, who’s easy-going, lovable attitude makes him a fantastic leading role for the kind of journey he’s about to embark. When a mysterious wizard played by Michael Galizia comes into the picture to enlighten Todd in his quest for destiny. Narrated by an alluding English jester played by Stephen Mead, who at times was a bit out staged by the band, this show has all the right components for an epic medieval adventure: wizards, dragons, magic, trolls, dwarfs, and the coolest choreographed sword fight scenes!
Choreography by Casey Kaleba, the fight scenes are gripping, fast paced and simply awesome. The costumes designed by Lois Dunlop are utterly enchanting.
Absolutely everyone in the ensemble has the stage presence and delivery equivalent to their epic characters. With great puns, hilarious comedy, and fantastic timing, I couldn’t possibly recommend this show more.
- Playwright: Scott Courlander
- Director: Guillaume Tourniaire
- Producer: Scott Courlander
- Producer: Nick Hitchens
- Composer: William Yanesh
- Stage Manager: Kristen Skolnik
- Costume Design: Lois Dunlop
- Fight Director: Casey Kaleba
- Lighting Design: Jason Aufdem-Brinke
- Properties Master: Scott Courlander
- Director of Online Content: Katie Zitz
- Dragon Engineer: Fallon Schultz Hitchens
- Light Board Operator: Scott Courlander/Nick Hitchens
- Graphic Design: Rebecca Rice
- Poster/Postcard Design: Jacqueline Chenault
- Photography: Chelsie Lloyd
- Program Design: Katie Zitz
- Stephen Mead
- Forrest Rilling
- Marcus Clarke
- Michael Galizia
- Katie Zitz
- Joseph Michael Jones
- Justus Hammond
- Becca Korn
- Chelsie Lloyd
- Jaqueline Chenault
- Michael Cartwright
- William Yanesh
- Erik Pearson
- Brian Falkowski
Disclaimer: Capital Fringe provided one complimentary media ticket to ShowBizRadio for this review.
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Rodrigo Pool is a Graphic Artist during the day and Jedi Master all the time. He also fights deadites FOR FUN. Don't ask. His previous works include; Harmony in Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got The Will?, Chief Bromdem in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Tom Hanks in Angels and Demons featuring Tom Hanks, Il commendatore in Proffesional Curtesy, Reynaldo in No Match, Mysterious Man in a Suit (Captain Jack Sparrow, Joker, Bob Dylan) in Jack vs. Jill, Christian in The Other Room, Jack in The Plan (indie film 2011), Dr. Adventure Time in Adventure Time Redux (The Jupiter Jetson Project), Solid Snake in Closing Time (Radio-Play).