PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Our Little World" A Fine Princeton Day With the Fiasco Theater's Ten-Person Into the Woods Troupe
By Matthew Blank
McCarter Theatre Center presents Fiasco Theater’s reimaging of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods May 3-June 9. Ensemble members Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White, Florinda, Rapunzel’s Prince) and Emily Young (Little Red, Rapunzel) share these fun snapshots of the inventive company at work.
Fresh from their acclaimed six-actor Off-Broadway production of Cymbeline, the Fiasco Theater staging features ten actors and a single piano. The ensemble includes Jessie Austrian (The Importance of Being Earnest), Noah Brody, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Liz Hayes, Claire Karpen, Jennifer Mudge, Patrick Mulryan, Ben Steinfeld (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Emily Young (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).
McCarter Theatre artistic director Emily Mann said in a statement, “When we were searching for the perfect project to cap the season, my associate producer Adam Immerwahr, shared with me that Fiasco Theater was putting together a new take on Into the Woods – and I was immediately intrigued…With a tiny cast and some wild doubling, a set of brilliant actor-musicians and great creativity, this will be an Into the Woods that you can’t see anywhere else.”
The production, co-directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, features choreography by Lisa Shriver and musical direction/piano accompaniment by Matt Castle. The design team includes Tony Award-winning set designer Derek McLane, costume designer Whitney Locher, lighting designer Tim Cryan, sound designer Darron L West, vocal coach and Alexander Technique by Kathryn Armour. The production stage manager is Cheryl Mintz with assistant stage manager Marcy Victoria Reed.
Tickets, which start at $20, can be purchased online at www.mccarter.org, by phone at (609) 258-2787, and in person at the McCarter Theatre ticket office (91 University Place, Princeton). Student and group rates are also available.
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