The Shippensburg University Acting Group (SUAG) opened their performance of “The Three Musketeers” on Nov. 10 in Memorial Auditorium.
The show was full of fights, love affairs, drinking and death. Set in France in 1625, “The Three Musketeers” follows the adventures of D’Artagnan, an aspiring musketeer, and three of the King’s soldiers: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Their adventures are sidetracked by the schemes of the malicious Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.
“The Three Musketeers” was SUAG’s second production since their first, “The Play that Goes Wrong,” in 2022. SUAG aims to fill the lack of student theatre groups that were left after the collapse of Act V, the previous theatrical group on campus. In their director’s letter located in the show’s program, directors Emma Barrow and Chase Robinson said, “Looking into our future, our undisputed goal is to eventually break into the realm of musicals and further establish ourselves as an integral part of this campus’ performing arts.”
The star of the show, D’Artagnan, was portrayed by Shippensburg sophomore Stephen Good. His performance of D’Artagnan truly displayed the dimensions of the character: his bravery, his flaws and his loyalty to France. In a show full of talented cast members, Good stood his ground and performed well to the end.
The show lasted approximately 3 hours on opening night, and aside from a few technical difficulties, “The Three Musketeers” brought lots of laughter to the Shippensburg community.