The Three Musketeers | Lifeline Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through July 21 2013
Price: $40
Alexandre Dumas's 1844 adventure novel, adapted for the stage by Robert Kauzlaric, pits newbie musketeer d'Artagnan and the inseparable trio of Athos, Porthos, and Aramis against a scheming cardinal, a one-eyed count, and a viperous female assassin. In keeping with the conventions of 19th-century melodrama, good battles evil in a plot propelled by coincidence, eavesdropping, misdelivered letters, and mislaid jewelry. Amanda Delheimer Dimond's thrill-a-minute production unfolds on a set (designed by Alan Donahue) filled with ladders to climb and fireman's poles to slide down, ensuring that no swash goes unbuckled. The breakneck pacing makes the story difficult to follow at times, but thanks to thrilling swordplay choreographed by Matt Hawkins and the cast's energetic performances, it hardly matters. —Zac Thompson



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