|The stage, such a wonderful setting!|
The play was originally on Broadway back in 1986 and has been adapted to fit the Alliance Theater stage. Into The Woods revisits five popular fairy tales, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Little Red Ridding Hood and The Baker and the Baker's Wife (honestly can't remember what story they are from!). Act One finds these characters at the beginning of their tails, finding their motivation ( a lot like what we writers have to do with our characters!) As the stories unfold, they also intertwine, leaving each of them to need something from another in order to reach their happy ending.
|Promo outside the Alliance Theater.|
Are they still happy? Did they really want what they dreamed about? Was the work, the sacrifice, really worth it in the end?
To find out, you'll have to see it!
|Kris, before putting on his costume.|
Quite a twist on a fairy tail, huh?
For me, it proved to be creative insight. In my series, The Butterfly Memoirs, the stories deal with how to make the best of the cards we were dealt in life. I have a basic outline for all six stories, but when it came to book 6, the final in the series, I had the idea, but wasn't sure how to make the conflict stand apart from other stories. What could be incorporated to make the story strong enough to finish out the series? The concept I watched last night helped me find what I was looking for. I won't share it with you now, sorry!
So, for now, it's back to chapter 15 of, A Heart Not Easily Broken, for more editing. Six more chapters to go before starting the editing process once again. Part of me is dreading it, but from what I've learned over the last week about editing, it not only will go faster, it will make the flow of the story even smoother. Then, it's off to the editor I go in search of MY OWN happy ending!
Be safe everyone! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
|My cousin and another excited parent, Laura.|