“The spectacle is handmade, infused with breath and light.”
– New York Times

“Striking and mesmerizing!”
– Huffington Post

“Marvelous…Overflows with vivid imagery and emotion.”
– New York Magazine

Critic’s Pick! “The Woodsman is a grown-up fairy tale that proves happiness is a worthwhile goal, even if it doesn’t last ever after.”
– Time Out New York

Limited return engagement Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters

(New York, NY) 59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) and Strangemen & Co., in association with Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman, will conclude its limited engagement of The Woodsman at 59E59 Theaters, Theater B (59 East 59 Street between Park and Madison Avenues) on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, with associate direction by Devin Dunne Cannon, The Woodsman officially opened to critical acclaim on Sunday, January 18, 2015.
Back by popular demand following a sold out 3-week engagement at 59E59 Theaters, The Woodsman features music by Edward W. Hardy and lyrics by Jennifer Loring and a cast of nine that includes Ben Bass, Will Gallacher, Alex J. Gould, Lauren Nordvig, James Ortiz, Eliza Simpson, Meghan St. Thomas, and Sophia Zukoski, accompanied by composer/violinist Edward W. Hardy.

The Woodsman is the untold story of Oz’s Tin Woodsman, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. A lonely woodsman from the Land of Oz must embark on a harrowing journey to protect the love of his life from her evil guardian, the Wicked Witch of the East. Through puppetry, movement, and song, Strangemen & Co. presents a hauntingly beautiful and ultimately heartbreaking twist on the forgotten writings of L. Frank Baum.

The Woodsman has scenic design by James Ortiz, costume design by Molly Seidel, lighting design by Catherine Clark, sound design by Adam Salberg and puppet design by James Ortiz. The Woodsman is associated produced by Rebecca Black.

The Woodsman, a recipient of the 2014 Jim Henson Foundation Grant, premiered at Brooklyn’s Standard Toykraft in 2012 followed by a production at the Ars Nova Ant Fest in 2013 before transferring to 59E59 Theaters in January 2014 for a strictly limited 3-week, sold out run. Back by popular demand, The Woodsman is one of the only shows in the theater’s history to ever make a return engagement.

For tickets, visit the 59E59 Theaters box office at 59 East 59 Street, order through call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200. All tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). $10 student rush tickets are sold on a space-available basis at the 59E59 Theaters box office on the day of performances one hour prior to curtain. Student rush tickets are limited to two tickets with valid student identification and may not be offered for all performances. The Woodsman plays Tuesday through Thursday at 7:15pm and Friday and Saturday at 8:15pm, with matinees Sunday at 3:15pm.

Strangemen & Co. (James Ortiz, Jason Ralph, Frank Winters, Co-Artistic Directors; Amanda Lederer, Managing Producer) looks to simply honor what is truthful – one story at a time.”


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