Sondheim's Into the Woods: Tony Award-Winning Musical at Theatre Building Chicago
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The last date listed for Into the Woods was Sunday May 30, 2010 / 2:30pm.
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Award-winning Chicago stage veteran Roslyn Alexander fills the fascinating shoes of fearless activist Emma Goldman in this new solo drama that explores the passions behind the controversial figure's political agitation and the price she was willing to pay for it. A charismatic speaker and organizer, Goldman threatened the turn-of-the-century status quo with her liberal views on social issues and women's rights, but became infamous as an anarchist who advocated free love and who was jailed several times for demonstrating contraceptives, inciting to riot and opposing the draft. Dennis Zacek directs for the ShPIeL Theatre. Learn More
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This show is a little hard to rate. I thought the performers were extremely talented! The stage, props, theatre set-up were all very well done (especially for a small theatre company). Did I love it? No. Through what I assume was no fault of the performers / producers / directors, the story, although cute, felt so much longer than it needed to be, in my opinion. The entire things lasted close to 3 hours (including the 15 minute intermission) and seemed to drag at the end. Those 3 hours were literally more painful as the seats in the theatre are folding chairs. I feel bad to take anything away from the performers, etc but I probably won't tell a pal to go see this show.
When a Baker and his Wife learn the Witch next door has cursed them with childlessness, they embark on a quest to break the spell. Along the way, they swindle, lie, and steal from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel, and Jack of beanstalk fame. Masks and puppets creatively convey the storybook sense of wonder and fear in this modern morality tale. The bewitchingly beautiful Sondheim score features the well-known songs “Children Will Listen” and “No One is Alone.”