Into the Woods - Spring 2004






Into the Woods - Spring 2004
Written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
January 28-31 & February 4-7 at 7:30 p.m.
Wood-Mar Theatre

Synopsis: "Into the Woods" won three 1988 Tony Awards including Best Score (Sondheim). It is a modern-day parable that blends fairy-tales in such a way that individualism and the American Dream are humorously called into question. The Baker and his wife, Jack the Giant Killer, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and the Witch journey into the woods to pursue their individual dreams and wishes. By the end of the first act the majority of the heroes have succeeded in their quests, a result of the moral compromises they have made along the way. However, while the first act ends "happily ever after," the second act reveals that the promises of the forest come with strings attached and that "wishes come true, not free." It is only when the characters are faced with a common crisis that they begin to understand that working together in community is often far more effective and rewarding than any individual quest into the woods.