2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In a new adaptation by Matt Tallman and the Hedgerow Theatre Company, The Prisoner of Zenda, by Anthony Hope, opens with the King of Ruritania, drugged on the eve of his coronation in an attempt to make him lose his crown. In the style of The 39 Steps and Bullshot Crummond, The Prisoner of Zenda brings the intrigue and adventure of the silver screen to the stage. An English gentleman named Rudolph Rassendyll, who is on holiday in Ruritania, resembles the king and is persuaded to act in place of the monarch in order to save the unstable political situation. It falls on Rassendyll to overcome the plots and counterplots of a triad of scheming villains in order to save the king from his imprisonment in the town of Zenda.