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Over the River and Through the Woods

Can the truth ever really ‘set you free?’ This is one of the many questions brought forth in “Over the River and through the Woods,” the latest one-act by playwright Neil LaBute.






Writer/Director Theatre includes: Bash: Latter-Day Plays (Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Shape of Things (Almeida Theatre, Promenade Theatre); The Distance from Here (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Mercy Seat (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); Filthy Talk for Troubled Times (MCC Theatre); Fat Pig (MCC Theatre, Trafalgar Studios); Autobahn (MCC Theatre); Some Girl(s) (Gielgud Theatre, MCC Theatre); This is How it Goes (Donmar Warehouse, The Public Theatre); Land of the Dead/Helter Skelter (Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Bush Theatre); Wrecks (Everyman Palace Theatre, The Public Theatre, The Bush Theatre); In a Dark Dark House (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); The Break of Noon (MCC Theatre, Geffen Playhouse); Reasons to be Pretty (MCC Theatre, Almeida Theatre); In a Forest, Dark and Deep (Vaudeville Theatre, Profiles Theatre); The Heart of the Matter (MCC Theatre); Woyzeck – adaptation (Schauspielhaus Zurich); Things We Said Today (Profiles Theatre, Sala Beckett); The Furies/The New Testament/Romance (59E59); The Great War (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Taming of the Shrew – additional scenes (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Short Ends (Open Fist Theatre); The Money Shot (The Cape Cod Theater Project); Lovely Head (Spoleto FestivalItaly, Fringe Festival-Madrid, La Mama); In The Beginning (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatre Row); Miss Julie – adaptation (Geffen Playhouse); Reasons to be Happy (MCC Theatre) Film includes: In the Company of Men; Your Friends & Neighbors; Nurse Betty; Possession; The Shape of Things; The Wicker Man; Lakeview Terrace; Death at a Funeral; Some Girl(s); Some Velvet Morning; Tumble (short); After-School Special (short); Sexting (short); Denise (short); Double or Nothing (short); Bench Seat (short); Sweet Nothings (short); BFF (short). Television includes: Bash: Latter-Day Plays (Showtime), Full Circle (Directv). Fiction includes: Seconds of Pleasure (Faber & Faber).

CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER:  Broadway: The Glass Menagerie (fall 2013) Peter And The Starcatcher (Tony Award Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination, Drama League Nomination) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Tony Nom, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble, Theatre World Award), Les Miserables (Drama Desk nom.). Off Broadway:  Merrily We Roll Along and Juno (City Center Encores)A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons), Bachelorette (2econd Stage), Regional: ART, Kennedy Center, Intiman Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab. Recordings: Spelling Bee, Bright Lights Big City, Summer of ‘42 and Broadway Musicals Of 1930. TV: Law & Order, Heartland. Film: Mariachi Gringo. Celia is a graduate of the University Of Michigan Musical Theater Department

ESTELLE PARSONS is most widely known for her Academy Award winning performance in BONNIE AND CLYDE and her ten years as Mother Bev on the hit Roseanne sitcom.  In the theater, she is best known for her portrayal of the tyrannical eighth grade teacher in Roberto Athayde’s classic about totalitarian power, MISS MARGARIDA’S WAY, which she performed on Broadway, all over the United States and in London, Dublin, Turkey and Australia. She has appeared in plays by the great writers of our time, including Edward Albee, Tennessee Williams, Dario Fo, Arthur Miller, Samuel Beckett, Paul Zindel and Horton Foote. She recently starred in AUGUST, OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts on Broadway for a year and on the road for a year. Most recently she played in GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT with Matthew Broderick. In September she was directed by Neil LaBute in Marco Calvani’s THINGS OF THIS WORLD. In 2004, she was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

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