The Three Musketeers

Th, F, Sa 8 8 pm, Su 2pm. $15-$25. Through 8/6. Davis Shakespeare Festival at Davis Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th Street in Davis; (530) 802-0998;
Rated 4.0

This recent adaptation by American playwright Ken Ludwig is a fun, fast-moving adventure-comedy. In this version, D’Artagnan shares the stage with a plucky younger sister (who also wields a sword), adding girl power, and the exaggerated villains are entertaining. Swords clash throughout, disaster is narrowly averted (again and again), and the Musketeers are as handsome as matinee idols in this Davis Shakespeare Festival production. Alternates in repertory with the musical Wonderful Town. J.H.