Critically renowned The Acting Company’s national tour of The Three Musketeers sheds new light on this swashbuckling adventure and gives a favorite story new importance. An inspiring tale filled with laughter and adventure, The Three Musketeers is a reminder to all that courage, honesty, and valor can change the world.
This world premiere adaptation commissioned by The Acting Company will draw inspiration from an astonishing secret—that Dumas’ father, General Alex Dumas, was the highest-ranking person of color in a Western military until our own time. The Acting Company’s national tour of The Three Musketeers sheds new light on this swashbuckling adventure and gives a favorite story new importance. An inspiring tale filled with laughter and adventure, The Three Musketeers is a reminder to all that courage, honesty, and valor can change the world.
Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard’s Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 148 productions for over four million people in 48 states and 10 foreign countries, in small towns and large cities alike. The Company has given more than 400 actors in two generations the opportunity to master their craft by playing challenging repertory roles early in their careers. Alumni include Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater, Roslyn Ruff, and Keith David, all of whom began their careers on tour with The Acting Company.
The company’s education programs — Learning Through Theater Residencies, Student Matinees, Workshops, Master Classes, Primary Shakespeare and Shakespeare for Teachers — reach students in disadvantaged schools where achievement levels are considerably below average. The New York City school tours bring free Shakespeare performances into Title I public schools in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, reaching some 5,000 middle and high school students each year. For the past decade, their annual residency on the Jicarilla Apache reservation of Lumberton, NM has brought free arts education programs to students grades K-12, enabling children to study Shakespeare’s plays while developing valuable communication, writing, and analytic skills.
Promoting theater and arts education through rotating repertories of classical and new works, The Acting Company performs to as many as 20,000 audience members each year and reaches an additional 5,000 students with its arts education programs, particularly in areas where live performance and theater education opportunities are limited.