COLCHESTER, Vt. – Heather Asquith, daughter of Kathleen M. Asquith of Greene, serves as director for the show in the major spring theater production, Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt.

Asquith is among the 30 students who have been working, some for nearly three years, to produce the first student-directed, designed, acted and produced mainstage theater production of the Saint Michael’s fine arts department and drama club. The show will run March 31 through April 3, and April 6 to 8.

Asquith, a senior theater major, graduated from Leavitt Area High School in Turner. before coming to Saint Michael’s.

“Into the Woods” mixes well-known fairy tales through Sondheim’s music and lyrics and James Lapine’s book, into a journey through the “woods” of self-doubt and discovery. Multiple revelations emerge in the fantasy.

“We’re very excited,” said Asquith. “This is the culmination of the college theater career of the seniors who’ve been working on the show for three years now.”

Asquith has had parts in the summer professional Saint Michael’s Playhouse, as well as in main-stage college productions directed by her theater professors Peter Harrigan and Cathy Hurst. This time she is directing, with their support and the support of assistant professor John Devlin.

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