Austin, TX - Discover Green is partnering with The Baron’s Men to give away hundreds of trees to local theatre patrons. Discover Green is a local non-profit started by local youth to create opportunities for sustainable, hands on service projects. ”We wanted to do more than collect cans. something were we could come back later and say, ‘I did that,’” founder Matthew Evans said.
Giving away trees at the Baron’s Men production of A Tale of Robyn Hoode seemed like a perfect fit. Two of the founders, Joanna Casey(18) and Marie Young(10) are in this production. Ms. Casey said, “I have been working with the environment my whole life. I have also been doing theatre for years. It is amazing to connect my two passions.” Discover Green started as a birthday party with a purpose of Casey and Evans in 2008, when they planted trees with their friends. Casey has been part of The Baron’s Men troupe since 2010. Young, Casey and friends plan on giving away 300 trees to people who come to see the show on Friday.
Richard Garriott’s Curtain Theatre is set in a pecan orchard on the shores of Lake Austin. “The trees are part of the appeal of the theatre and this story is set in the Greenwood of England, so it seemed like a good fit,” say Laura Trezise, Board president. The Baron’s Men try to create a feeling of being transported to another time and place with their shows. Bridget Brown, who saw the show last weekend said, “Being transported into an Elizabethan world was also very fun. The Sheriff of Nottingham asked us if we’d seen “this man” – as he showed us a wanted poster of Robyn Hoode. We were served food of the time period. The wooden coin I purchased paid for my peasant’s meal – bread, cheese, and fruit. I will be going to every production they have.”
This is the final week of A Tale of Robyn Hoode, it runs October 23, 24, 25. Show starts at 8 and runs just under 2 hours. – it’s not to late to catch one of Austin’s best kept secrets!