Red Dragon Players
The Austin High School Theatre Department
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on 114 years of Theatre!
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Into the Woods
BOOK, Stephen Sondheim
MUSIC/LYRICS: James Lapine
LJames Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
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.
One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
May 4, 5, 6, 7, 2023
Poster Design: Gabriella De Leon
12 Angry Jurors
12 Angry Jurors is a play that contemplates the huge responsibility of 12 ordinary people as they consider the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of murder. The 12 jurors bring their own histories, prejudices, and biases to the jury room as they work through this life or death decision. In the year of George Floyd and countless others, this play works through the issues at hand in a very human way. It was originally written for men only (12 Angry Men, in a time before women could not serve jury duty. However, there have been countless productions where the cast has been entirely cast gender neutral. That is to say, any person any gender may be cast in any role within the play.
Based on the Emmy Award-Winning television movie by Reginald Rose. Adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Serge
May 11, 12, 13 at 7 pm
May 14 at 2 pm
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