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Newberry College Presents "INTO THE WOODS"

November 09, 2012

Newberry College presents four performances of INTO THE WOODS, a unique take on classic fairy tales. The production will be held at the Newberry Opera House, opening with two shows on Nov. 16 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Additional performances are scheduled for Nov. 17 at 8:00 p.m. and a closing matinee on Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m.
 
An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? 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. One of Sondheim's most popular works, INTO THE WOODS is a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic. This production is rated PG.
 
“INTO THE WOODS is fun and challenging play to produce, said Producer, Patrick Gagliano.  “We hope many come to the Newberry Opera House to enjoy our work.”
 
Admission for the general public is $15 and tickets are free for all current faculty, staff and students with a valid NC ID card. For more information and reservations, call the Newberry Opera House Box Office at 803.276.6264 or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com

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