By James Ortiz
Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen
Associate Director: Devin Dunne Cannon
Music Composed by Edward W. Hardy
With Ben Bass, Will Gallacher, Alex J. Gould, Edward W. Hardy, Amanda A Lederer, Lauren Nordvig, James Ortiz, Eliza Simpson, Meghan St. Thomas and Sophia Zukoski
Back by popular demand, Strangemen Theatre Company present the untold story of Oz's Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart.
A lonely woodsman falls for the slave-girl of a powerful witch. Determined to keep them apart, the witch curses The Woodsman's axe. With every swing he pays with a limb until he's more metal than man.
Based on the forgotten writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman gives these darkly beautiful, haunting and heart-breaking stories new life through spectacular puppetry and song.
(The information on this page is for the 2015 production of The Woodsman.)
Strangemen Theatre Company seeks to foster collaboration between diverse, multi-disciplinary artists, in order to provide an artistic home for up-and-coming creators. They strive for innovative and unexpected sources in our design, direction, and production, with the intent to honor what is truthful -- one story at a time.
Read more at: https://www.strangemencompany.com/
"Evocative... haunting." - Time Out New York Critic's Pick
"An elemental reimagining of L. Frank Baum's world of Oz." - The New York Times
"Overflows with vivid imagery and emotion." - New York Magazine
"Intoxicating charm and artistry... this Off-Broadway diamond in the rough is only more radiant than it was the first time around." - TheaterMania