William Peace Theatre: Into the Woods (Wk 1)
Leggett Theatre, Main Building
Wed Feb 13th, 2013 - Sat Feb 16th, 2013
07:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
William Peace Theatre is delighted to present "Into the Woods." The original book was by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This musical theatre performance is based on classic fairy tales.
Dr. Kenny Gannon's Synopsis:
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of The Princess Bride becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.
Total enchantment. A spellbinding score, witty enough to make old stories fresh for adults, lovely enough to enchant youngsters." - Daily News
"Bewitching... dazzling... triumphant." - New York Post
"Non-stop pure pleasure. A ravishing explosion of color and melody and magic and laughter." - Time Magazine
Performances are February 13 - 16 & February 20 - 23, 2013
Preview performance on February 12
Leggett Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Purchase Tickets here.* (General Public) Or, call the Box Office at 919-508-2269.