All for one, one for all, and a picnic, too

Yep, these guys could use a candy bar.

Yep, these guys could use a candy bar.

Photo By main street theatre works

It’s that time of year: Summer, and swashbuckling theater in outdoor settings provides the perfect after-picnic entertainment.

What, you don’t bring a stage company along on your outings? Bah!

Try this, then: The Three Musketeers at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson. Pack up your dinner, throw a couple of blankets in the trunk (useful after the sun goes down), and don’t forget the lawn chairs and the bug repellent. This adaptation by Ken Ludwig features Sabine (Carissa Meagher) as the spunky little sister of d’Artagnan (Colby Salmon), so it’s not just the boys who’ll be brandishing epees and chasing bad guys. The eponymous trio (Athos, Porthos and Aramis) will be played by David Campfield, James Ellison and Brent Randolph.

The Three Musketeers, a production of Main Street Theatre Works, opens Friday, June 19 and runs through July 18 at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, accessible from North Main Street in Jackson. Tickets are $12-$16. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. and curtain is at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays only. For more information, see Main Street Theatre Works’ Web site at