Performing Arts

Kate Lambert plays the witch in Four County Players’ rendition of the fairy tale mash-up Into the Woods. Photo: J. Stoll

ARTS Pick: Into the Woods

Broadway has a knack for re-telling classic children’s stories, and one of the early big ones was Into the Woods. Four County Players is mounting Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s multiple Tony Award-winning show in the continued celebration of its 40 seasons.

Hysteria ensues in Live Arts' In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) starring Sarah Edwards as Sabrina Daldry,
Melissa Charles as Catherine Givings, and
Bill LeSueur as Dr. Givings. (Photo courtesy of Live Arts)

Good buzz: In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)

Onstage, a fine-featured woman removes her skirt, collapses her bustle, and adjusts the corset nipping her waist. Her hands are pale and flighty as she sits on the doctor’s bench and pulls a medical drape up to her chin. Diagnosed with hysteria, a Victorian umbrella term for ailments including headaches, light sensitivity, and predisposition to […]