The Lone Ranger

Taormina Greek Theatre

June 22nd 2013, 9,30pm


Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Johnny Depp said he wanted to reinvent the Native American character. “Since cinema has been around, Native Americans have been treated very poorly by Hollywood. What I wanted to do was play Tonto not as a sidekick – like ‘Go fetch a soda for me, boy!’ – but as a warrior with integrity and dignity. It’s my small sliver of a contribution to try to right the wrongs of the past.” Johnny revealed the role is quite personal for him. “I’m probably one sixteenth Native American, but of course that’s hard to trace,” he said. The Lone Ranger, which also stars Johnny’s frequent collaborator Helena Bonham Carter and Ruth Wilson, opens in Italy on July 3 and in the UK on August 9.

The Lone Ranger brings reunites Depp with Verbinski, after the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is also working on this project.

Year: 2013
Director: Gore Verbinski
Writers: Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner

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Stalls (Parterre) and Gallery: € 10,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 5,00


The Lone Ranger began as a radio show during the 1930s and 1940s before becoming a television series in 1949. The opening episode told the now familiar story of how the Lone Ranger got his name and his mission in life. He had been one of a posse of six Texas Rangers tracking a gang of desperadoes when they were lured into an ambush in a canyon and five of them were slaughtered. The sixth, young John Reid, was left for dead but managed to crawl to safety where he was found and nursed back to health by a friendly Indian named Tonto.
Tonto, who famously called the Lone Ranger “kemo sabe” (trusty scout), vowed to stay with him as the Lone Ranger sought to avenge the deaths of his comrades.
After taking their revenge, the pair then set out to avenge wrongs throughout the Old West. They never accepted payment for their good deeds but funded their vigilanteism from a silver mine which the Lone Ranger inherited from his dead brother – the same mine which afforded him his endless supply of trademark silver bullets.
The Lone Ranger, who rallied his horse to the chase with the cry “Hi-Yo Silver”, was one of the most popular shows on television when it ended in 1957.

More info on the story of this fictional vigilante on http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/l/lonerang.htm