All For One and One For All


Aramis (Hunter Reum), D’Artagnan (Garrett Smith), Athos (Carson Letner), and Porthos (understudy Dom Fox) during the final dress rehearsal of Piedmont University’s production of “The Three Musketeers.” The show will run Feb. 17-20 at the Swanson Center Main Stage. PHOTO//ROWAN EDMONDS

Rowan Edmonds , Arts & Entertainment Editor, Design Editor

“All For One and One for All” is a saying almost everyone has heard of before from the story The Three Musketeers, and it was brought to the stage this weekend by The Piedmont University Theatre Department. This hilarious remake of the swashbuckling classic keeps the audience engaged throughout the entire time. It was easy to follow along and had a little bit of everything for everyone’s enjoyment.

The story follows D’Artagnan, played by Garrett Smith, who travels to Paris to become a Three Musketeer. His sister Sabine, played by Lexie Partain, joins him to go to Paris; however, she later decides she would rather fight by her brother’s side. After a troublesome start in his new home, he develops friendships with the other musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, respectively played by Hunter Reum, Carson Letner and understudy Dom Fox.  They all work together to undermine Cardinal Richelieu, played by Jordan Hicks. From love to loss, betrayal and plot twists, this play is a true story of heroism and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The ending is pretty straightforward, leaving the audience satisfied and in a good mood.

The performance done by the four Musketeers was incredible. The chemistry and brotherhood displayed made the play even more engrossing than it already was. One standout performance was Jordan Hicks. He portrayed the perfect villain, and his acting skills were unmatched. In this performance, he was the perfect embodiment of an evil, corrupt man.

Audiences knew it was taking place in the early 1600s. The set is a beautiful piece made to resemble a castle. It worked as the perfect backdrop for every scene with different exits and entrances. Each actor was well-spoken, and the storyline was easy to follow. The atmosphere expertly changed with every scene. The actors and crew did everything to ensure the desired mood was always there.

The Three Musketeers was an outstanding play with love, betrayal, humor and action. The space is suitable for all audiences and satisfies everyone after a happy ending. The Piedmont University Theatre department has put on yet another fantastic play, and I highly recommend you see it.