Teeming with such Brothers Grimm icons as Little Red Riding Hood, Jack of beanstalk fame, Rapunzel and Cinderella, it is a darker path than the well-trod Disney one we may be used to, but it promises to evoke our childhood wishes and fears in fresh and unexpected ways.
Sondheim explains, “... the show is about community responsibility … you just can’t go and chop down trees and tease princes and pretend that beans are worth more than they are. Everybody has to pay for that. So they all have to get together and get rid of the giantess.”
Such real life tensions between the individual versus community, choice versus consequence, parent versus child and childhood versus adulthood make this a must-see modern masterpiece.
Shows begin at 7:30.Tickets at the door: $10 for students/seniors; $12 for general admission or visit www.woodinvilledrama.org to purchase reserved $15 tickets.