WADE BRADFORD TALKS ABOUT THE MISADVENTURES OF THE MUSKETEERS:
Q: What inspired you to write this play?
A: I've always loved the cinematic adaptations of Dumas' adventure novels. So when the Canyon Theatre Guild said they wanted me to write and direct something loosely based on a classic, The Three Musketeers popped into my mind.
Q: What is your favorite part of this play? Why?
A: My favorite part of the play, hands down, is when Porthos announces that this is the greatest day of his life (whilst in the middle of an epic battle between musketeers, ninjas, and pirates).
Q: Where did the characters come from? Are they based on people you know?
A: At first, I was thinking of doing a faithful adaptation -- but that never seems to work out for me... I'm too weird. And the original "Three Musketeers" has always been about four main characters, not three. It made me wonder what were Athos, Aramis, and Porthos like before they met one another. How did they become friends?
Q: What did you try to achieve with this play?
A: The spirit of adventure and comedy combined.
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
A: Yes, however you decide to create the stage combat (whether it is farcical or believable) be slow, steady, and safe during rehearsals and performances!
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