Sandie Actors Take Stage for ALT’s Robin Hood

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Axel Willis, Writer

The tale of Robin Hood comes to life on the stage during the Amarillo Little Theatre’s production of “Robin Hood” Oct. 21 through Oct. 23. 

Amarillo Little Theatre, ALT, became established in 1927, making it one of the oldest community theatres in the country.  ALT offers a number of classes, such as theatre and different styles of dance but is also known for the youth program ALT Academy who produces shows along side the main theatre.  Their upcoming production, Robin Hood, takes place this weekend from Friday through Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Saturday through Sunday at 2:30 pm. The cast and crew gain the opportunity to come together and create a show full of pride and become part of a unique community due to ALT.

“I mainly just enjoy the social aspect, it’s a different friend group from your school…” Cast Member Colby Hurt said. “It’s a whole different life, basically.”

ALT provides a community which makes individuals feel safe indulging in their interests and nurtures their students to further their skills while supporting their passions.

“I enjoy it because it’s a way to express myself without having to be myself,” Co-Producer Mabry Fristoe said. “I can portray somebody else and still feel my emotions.”

Acting can function as a comfort for some students, by using passion as a means to combat frustration or stress in their personal lives. 

“I like being a different character and engulfing myself in the atmosphere of theatre,” Cast member Hanson Irving said.

Robin Hood is kid-friendly with some hints of adult humor, making the show possible for everybody to stay entertained. 

“I expect people will enjoy it a lot, especially all ages…” Fristoe said. “Come see Robin Hood.”