LARNED — Larned High School’s Over Actors’ Anonymous will present ‘The Masked Musketeer,’ April 9 and 10 at the Larned Community Center.
The story starts when the men of a small Spanish village are called to Madrid by the king, leaving only the women and three unruly boys behind.
It doesn’t take long for the village to be overrun with bandits, so the lazy Lorenzo, Mateo, and Felipe take it upon themselves to become musketeers. But these “wanna-be swashbucklers,” are more like knee-bucklers, and they can’t even say the saying right.
Meanwhile, the women are coping with their own problems. Poor saloon owner Lucia must deal with the Bandits drinking all of the town’s sarsaparilla. Sancha doesn’t have anyone to chop her firewood. Corina is busy preparing for her wedding, but still needs a groom.
The women villagers and their leader, Catalina, grow discouraged until a Masked Musketeer swoops in to help Mateo and his compadres fight off the bandits before mysteriously disappearing.
When the Bandits find out the town has a hidden treasure, they take a hostage, demanding to have the treasure — and the Masked Musketeer — delivered to them . . . or else!
Join the fun to see what happens to Catalina, the Three Musketeers and the town’s treasure at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9; or 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at the Larned Community Center.