PHOTO CALL: A First Look at the Fiasco Theater's Ten-Person Into the Woods, With Jennifer Mudge, Jessie Austrian and Ben Steinfeld

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15 May 2013

McCarter Theatre Center presents Fiasco Theater’s reimaging of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods May 3-June 2.

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, Noah Brody, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Liz Hayes, Claire Karpen, Jennifer Mudge, Patrick Mulryan, Ben Steinfeld and Emily Young.



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Jessie Austrian, Ben Steinfeld and Jennifer Mudge
Photo by T. Charles Erickson



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.