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The Penfield Players’ will present their latest show, “The Trials of Robin Hood,” on Saturday at the Penfield Amphitheater.

Directed by Meredith Powell, the audience will be the judge on whether Robin Hood is a sappy hero or just plain rude in this readers’ theater version of the show. For those unfamiliar, readers’ theater is a style in which the actors interpret their lines while holding their scripts, rather than memorizing lines.

King Richard returns from the Crusades and must figure out what happened in his kingdom while he was away. Robin Hood, Maid Marian and Prince John reveal to the king what he missed. What unfolds is a comedic tale with twists and turns. In the end, Robin Hood’s fate lies in the hands of the audience.

Powell notes, “By moving our summer readers’ theater outside to the amphitheater, we’re able to share this fun, family experience with many more people in a relaxed environment…Get ready to laugh because this version of ‘Robin Hood’ is so hilarious with crazy characters and, of course, audience participation.”

Flower City Vaudeville will take the stage as the opening act at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. “The Trials of Robin Hood” begins at 7 p.m. penfieldplayers.org

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