Fairytales explore the whimsy and wonder of a child’s imagination. Sometimes these tales are narrated from the pages of a storybook, other times they are conveyed on technicolor screens, while others will take to the stage and let actors weave the legends. Curtis High School will do the latter when presenting “Into the Woods,” March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7 p.m.
The school’s drama director, Briony Schroeder, laid out the plot thusly: “The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child, Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.”
“The director, Lexi Barnett, is mirroring the Broadway revival concept of placing the story in an attic with the characters coming to life through the imagination of children playing in the attic,” Schroeder said. There are 19 student thespians bringing the story to life. Between that and Curtis High School’s stagecraft course with lighting and set design, approximately 100 students have contributed to the production. Celebrate their efforts and revel in the love of theatre with them.
Tickets are available for advance purchase for $10 at www.upsd.wednet.edu or $12 at the door, evening of the show. “Into the Woods” will be staged in the Curtis Auditorium, 8425 40th St. W., University Place.