By Claire Salinas
Be careful what you wish for.
“Sometimes we make wishes and we want these shortcut ways to get what we want, but sometimes you have to trust that life will work itself out. When we try to do it our way it doesn’t always turn out how we hoped and wanted,” said Sara Farley, associate director of LSU’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry upcoming production of Into the Woods, about the play’s theme.
Into the Woods is a musical poke at fairy tales and how “over the top” and unrealistic they are, Farley said. The play crosses the story lines of classic fairy tale characters like Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Bean Stalk to show that the grass isn’t always greener on other side, and everything in life has consequences, both positive and negative.
“[The play focuses on] things people come in contact with on a day to day basis —
stealing, lying, adultery, temptation — and it’s kind of a funny take on what can happen when you don’t listen to your conscience,” says Farley.
The entire production, from the orchestra to the actors to the crew, is composed of LSU students. All the proceeds from the play will be used to send BCM students on summer mission trips, but the event isn’t just raising funds.
“It provides an opportunity for students to use their skills and their hobbies, because unless you’re a graphic design, theatre, or liberal arts major, you don’t have a chance to do this stuff, unless you go into the community, which is hard to do for most students. It helps students see we can create community,” said Farley.
Farley believes the play helps create strong bonds among the students putting it on.
“The trinity is inter-relational and we were created to be inter-relational. We’re meant to do things cooperatively,” Farley said. “One of the things at the core of who we are at the BCM is we focus upwards and outwards on our relationship with the Lord and with others. We believe in message of Jesus and we want to share that in every way through love here and love there.”
General shows will take place March 19, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and admission will be $10.
Dinner shows will take place March 20-21 with dinner at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 p.m. Admission will be $20 for these shows. There will be a dessert show on Sun., March 22th with dessert served at 2 p.m. and the show starting at 2:30 p.m. Admission for this show will be $15.
Tickets can be purchased online at lsu.louisianabaptists.org.