Summer Workshop Series
RIDDLE ME REE
Out of the medieval sport of riddles, a spell is woven of laughter, life and death while involving the audience in song and suspense. The ancient ballad on which this play is based tells of a king who forgot the laughter behind the shout: “Answer my riddle or pay me a fee!” The envious king raises the stakes to grim heights, commanding a wealthy abbot to answer three impossible riddles at peril of his wealth and his head. The queen, her ladies, the court jesters, an evil astrologer and even the audience become involved—first in spirited riddle songs and questions, then step-by-step in growing concern for the despairing and doomed abbot. It is the scorned step-brother of the abbot, a simple singing shepherd, whose wit and courage bring the day to an astonishing climax.
Locations: Rehearses at the Scripps Ranch Rec Center. Tech and Performance at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center
1) Click the link to the right (“Enroll”)
2) Input your Email (you may need to create a new account, in order to register your student. If you already have an account, input your password.)
3) Select the Class Term (“Education Productions – 2018”)
4) Select the class (“Workshop Production: Riddle Me Ree”)