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An Interview With Tony Award Nominee Moises Kaufman

Director Moises Kaufman at a rehearsal of "Into the Woods"
Don Ipock
Courtesy of Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Director Moises Kaufman at a rehearsal of "Into the Woods"

From a glance at the cast of characters who populate the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods" - among them, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack in the Beanstalk - one could assume that the show is a romp for audiences of all ages. But a deeper look reveals that its inspirations include Bruno Bettleheim and Carl Jung, both of whom defined classic fables and fairy tales with a much darker palette.


Kansas City, Mo. – Directing the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's production of "Into the Woods" is noted playwright and director, Moises Kaufman, who talked about the musical with KCUR's Steve Walker.

"Into the Woods"
UMKC's Spencer Theatre
September 11-October 11, 2009
Directed by Mois?s Kaufman
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

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Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and documentary films playing on area screens.
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