16 SEP – 9 OCT 2022

A YES STC CO-PRODUCTION

INTO THE WOODS

by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and JAMES LAPINE
directed by MITCHELL CUSHMAN
musical director STEPHAN ERMEL

Re-imagining Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s iconic masterpiece Into the Woods as an urgent interrogation of the necessity of storytelling in the face of the climate emergency.

A world grappling with environmental collapse turns to classic children’s fairy tales as a way to make sense of its own story. Witness a world driven by the unexamined pursuit of self-interest, as individual wish fulfillment stifles any possibility of collective action. Ultimately, that bill comes due – as consequences of giant proportions tear “happily ever after” asunder. Those left standing must rise above the temptation of crying “your fault” before the last midnight comes, and instead work together to fight for what it is that they want to pass on to the next generation.