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The Hypocrites is thrilled to finish their 17th season in partnership with Mercury Theater Chicago in 2014 to produce this unexpected musical.
Mercury owner Walter Stearns says, “I'm delighted to collaborate with The Hypocrites and to bring this refreshingly original production to Mercury Theater Chicago. I have a long history with Into the Woods
and am so excited to share this poignant and delightful tale with our audience.”
Director Geoff Button says “One of the things I consider a hallmark of The Hypocrites style has always been the heightened and playful sense of theatricality we bring to the designs of our shows, set in contrast to a profound sense of emotional realism and elevated dramatic stakes. I feel like Into the Woods
is a perfect opportunity to interrogate and deconstruct that aesthetic. The sheer silliness of The Hypocrites work is a perfect fit for a fairy tale world, but I also think we can nail the simple, unvarnished truth within that world. The fact that there is no narrator to come in and tell our stories for us and that at the end of the day we are set adrift to try to make a life. We find people, we lose people, we find new people, and every time we make a connection we are faced with the potential for loss.”
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