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Into the Woods, last 4 performances, this weekend March 4 – 6th.

Matt Acuna plays “The Steward” in OTE’s production of Into the Wood




What’s going to surprise people about this show?
People who haven’t seen the show  will be surprised by the second half of the show. It’s no longer your traditional fairy tale!

What do you love about this character?
I love how the steward snaps at the end and kills off a character. He says “a servant is not just a dog to a prince” so he must be dissatisfied in his role: always doing what he is told or supposed to do. He finally breaks character and acts hastily to protect everyone else. In one way, he’s continuing to do his duty, but his independence also shows more.

Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue?

What’s challenging about bringing this script to life?
The steward is a very minor character without any development or focus. The challenge is to give him an immediate personality through movement and body language since his dialogue and character interaction.

​If you could play any other character in this show, who would it be?
Cinderella’s Prince!

When did you first perform?
1995! Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?
Brunch and video games.

When you have a five-minute break during rehearsal, what do you spend that time doing?
Playing clash of clans

Matt Acuna gets to perform INSIDE the community center for this show after three years of doing Shakespeare in the Hills. He thanks Rory for the opportunity to do a new show and thanks the community center for a climate controlled stage. Matt hopes this role gets him one step closer to a Star Wars role since he wields a mighty staff. Which is basically a lightsaber, right?

Show continues this coming weekend…

Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine has the following performances: March 4th at 7 p.m.; March 5th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and March 6th at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $15 General admission
*Parental Guidance recommended for children 13 and under due to adult themes.*
Children 12 and under free with paying adult.

To reserve your seats, email us at ajculver@otetheatre.com or call (949)689-3922.
Tickets are available for purchase online at  the Laguna Hills Community Center (class registration), or by purchasing them (Cash only) at the door on performance days. Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted for ticket purchases at the door.

Director: Aurora Culver
Assistant Director: Josefine Damgaard
Music Director: Jared Pugh
Stage Manager: Michelle Lane

Featuring the talents of Marc Montminy, Claire Perry, Maggie Goodman, Anthony Kairouz, Rebecca Rubino, Dawn Doherty, Chris Hunter, Chris Diem, Teri Griffin,
Roger Sloan, Megan Demarchi, Nancy Higley, Tiffanie Battram, Katie Diem, Matt Acuña, Jadee Sumner, Jim Pack, and Kaleigh Krieger.

The City of Laguna Hills partners with On the Edge Theatre Productions to bring live theatrical performances to the Laguna Hills Community Center.

For more information please visit our website.