After yet another marital crisis, Dora, accompanied by her friend Fannie, seeks solace in the woods. But the forest doesn’t offer a safe haven or a peaceful escape. Instead, both friends encounter strange, lustful creatures that mirror their desires and the challenges they face in their day-to-day lives. Everyone has a secret. Everyone is on the run. But from what? From whom? The woods quickly become a prison that Dora and Fannie cannot avoid, like their neighborhoods, their lives, and their minds. Welcome to the Woods is a true Van Warmerdam play: surprising, intriguing, and mercilessly funny.
Written by celebrated Dutch filmmaker/playwright Alex van Warmerdam, WELCOME TO THE WOODS unfolds in a wonderfully bizarre fairy-tale-like world where nature, sex, imagination and religion come together in an unusual exploration of the significance (and insignificance) of life.
Starring Glory Gallo*, Jonathan Co Green* & Robin Riker*
Set Designer: Laura Jellinek
Lighting Designer: Tim Cryan
Stage Mgr: Paul Howle
Technical Assistance & Photography: Maribel Guerrero & Paul Lomax
Production & House Mgr: Scott Rozman
This production is made possible by the generous support of The Netherland-America Foundation, OTYS Recruiting Technology, Dr. Hendrik Muller Fonds, Mariners Gate LLC, HeinekenUSA and the Elaine Cancilla-Orbach Studio Award.