NEW?MARTINSVILLE - The Wayward Players production of the musical "Into the Woods" will take the stage at the Lincoln Theater in New Matinsville. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 12-14, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 15.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at Occasions Florist and Gifts at 310 Main Street in New Martinsville. There will be a $2 discount for Dads for the June 15 performance.
Written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, this presentation of "Into the Woods" is directed by Donald Taylor.
Jack is played by Eric Emch who, was recently seen at the Lincoln Theater in the role of Detective Pinkerton in the recent production of "Babes in Toyland". Eric is the music teacher/choir director at Short Line and Valley High School.
Jack's long-suffering mother is portrayed by Santina Vigliotti. Santina is co-owner of Presto Lunch on Main Street in New Martinsville and last appeared in The Lincoln Theater Restoration Council and the Wayward Players' production of "Godspell".
The Baker's Wife is played by Tina Eastham of Sistersville. Tina, an assistant manager at Buckle, also appeared in the production of "Godspell".
"Into the Woods" presents a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel. "Into the Woods" is the story of a baker and his wife who want to begin a family. Their journey leads them to a witch who has put a curse on them and numerous interactions with other storybook characters. This show is not recommended for children under the age of five.
Sponsors for this event are Marble King and ADTA, The Academy for Dance & Theatre Arts. Sponsorships for intermission refreshments remain available. This Wayward Players theater activity is made possible by ArtsLink, Inc. with assistance from the City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, Williams, EQT Foundation, WETZ/WYMJ/WNRJ Radio, and Ohio Valley Online. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink to request assistance. Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 412-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com.
For more information, please call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278.