RFH Stage Set for ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’

The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Tower Players’ fall production, the farce Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is set for its debut on the school’s stage soon.

Performances are set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain and a closing matinee on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the story of Sir Gawain (played by Calvin Bruno). As a knight in Camelot, Sir Gawain is compelled to complete a brave deed each year.

Because of her long-standing feud with Merlin the Wizard (Arnold Muralt), evil witch Morgan LaFaye (Rachel Makstein) has threatened to destroy Camelot if the court cannot produce the bravest knight in the kingdom.

Since Sir Gawain has not yet completed his brave deed, he is called upon by King Arthur (Michael Bogardus) to prove himself. King Arthur orders Sir Gawain to challenge and defeat the formidable Green Knight (Cameron Spector) in order to save Camelot.

Unfortunately for Sir Gawain, he is as “un-brave” as they come and is fairly uninterested in becoming the bravest knight in the land. He accepts the challenge, however, and begins his journey to prove himself and win the hand of his true love, Elaine (Sara Safarian).

Will Sir Gawain defeat the Green Knight and bring peace to the kingdom? Along with the answer to this burning question, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” delivers lively music, dancing, and fun interaction with the talented Tower Players, who, as part of the interactive performance, will bring young audience members up to dance with them.

The show is being directed by Suzanne Sweeney with Kasi Sweeney as Assistant Director. Choreography is by Jen Costa, and costume design is by Carole Malik. Matt Leddin is overseeing set design and tech crew. Stefania Flecca is play production coordinator.

Tickets can be purchased at the RFH School Store on the high school’s website or may be purchased at the door.

The café will be open an hour before each performance and during intermission.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $6 for students and seniors. Admission is free for RFH students with an SGA card.

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management