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All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

The Three Musketeers

Adapted by Catherine Bush from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Cast Size: 17 (12M, 5W)
Louis King of France
Anne of Austria Louis’ wife, the Queen
Cardinal Richelieu second most powerful man in France
Rochefort Richelieu’s spy
Milady (Lady de Winter) Richelieu’s spy and Rochefort’s lover
Constance Bonacieux the Queen’s maid
Monsieur Bonacieux her father, D’Artagnan’s landlord
Lord Buckingham the English Prime Minister, in love with Anne of Austria
Planchet Treville’s servant
Kitty Milady’s servant and Planchet’s lover
Braddock Buckingham’s butler
Mystery Woman Athos’s wife
Abbess head of the Carmelite Convent
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Athos cynical
Porthos a vain dandy
Aramis priest-like
D’Artagnan a young man yearning to be a musketeer
Criminal a convicted thief
Felton Buckingham’s assassin
Richelieu’s Guards
Jussac leader of the guards
Cahusac
Bicarat
Lemieux
Various other citizens, soldiers, patrons, etc.
Note:
The following roles may be played by the same actor
Milady/Mystery Woman
Cardinal Richelieu/Innkeeper/Mob #1
Rochefort/Patron #3/Cahusac/Sailor #2/Spy #2
Monsieur de Treville/Soldier #1/Sailor #1/Guest #1/Spy #3
Jussac/Felton/Criminal/Braddock/Guest #4/Soldier #3
Louis/Beggar/Drunk/Lemieux/Monsieur Bonacieux
Lord Buckingham/Guard #2/Citizen/Spy #4
Planchet/Mob #4/Guard #3/Fisherman #2/Guest #5/Soldier #2
Kitty/Mob #3/Patron #2/Guest #3
Abbess/Mob #2/Patron #1/Barmaid/Guest #2
Bicarat/Mob #5/Fisherman #1/Spy #1/Herald

Synopsis

This witty and action packed swashbuckler follows the friendship of young D’Artagnan and his band of Musketeers as they fight to protect the ones they love from the evil Cardinal Richelieu. A story of double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully guarded secrets, complete with lavish sword fights and sweeping romance, set in a time when love and honor ruled the world.


Approximate Running Time: two hours

Production History

The Three Musketeers was first produced in 2015 by the Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director.