An adventurer in a red hood returns to the town of St. Anthony to get revenge and save the town from an evil leader.
Should you see it?
While the Red Rascal was recounting his sad tale of vengeance, I found myself wondering where I had heard it all before. I quickly realized that his back story was incredibly similar to a mash-up of two characters from my favorite cult classic film, The Princess Bride; Inigo and Westley. Except our Red Rascal is a lot less cool, and can never seem to get in a good comeback.
The sword fighting is cool, though. Even though the plot is fairly threadbare, The Adventures of Red Rascal is a cute show punctuated by clanging swords and cartoonish humor. Danielle Savoie fully committed to her role as the princess Sophie, but I wish she’d had a little bit more to do as her sword-wielding alter ego. I wasn’t really buying Red Rascal as a Robin Hood-style rogue, mostly because Jake William Smith made him seem kind of like a harmless doofus. In fact, the two henchman stole the show, bringing on the comedy every time they were on stage.
The Adventures of Red Rascal is family friendly fun, and the outdoor venue gives it some extra life.
But that’s just my opinion and I’d love to know what you think! Did you enjoy Red Rascal’s antics? Join the discussion in the comments below.