Written by Jack Helbig | Directed by Meg Caudill

Available (pre-recorded) March 12-14, 2021
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Baba Yaga is a hilarious adaptation of a Russian folktale. When a husband and wife long for a child, the husband makes a deal with an old witch named Baba Yaga. She agrees to grant them a child if they give her to Baba Yaga when she turns 12. The good news is, there’s a loophole. The bad news is, they made a deal with a witch! The child, Vasilisa, soon grows into a beautiful girl but after tragedy strikes, her father remarries a very familiar woman who wishes to destroy her. When the clever Vasilisa is captured by Baba Yaga, she is forced to live with her in her shack on chicken legs. Vasilisa will eventually have to use the old witch’s magic against her in order to put her family back together!

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Speaker 1 . . . . . . . . . . Dominic Davis
Speaker 2 . . . . . . . . . . Eric Gay
Vasilisa . . . . . . . . . . Madison Janosek
Vasilisa’s Doll . . . . . . . . . . Kalliope Dingman-Root
Baba Yaga/Grizelda . . . . . . . . . . Gracelynn Willis
Father/Skull 3/Frying Pan/Samovar . . . . . . . . . . Colin Brandt
Mother/Weeping Willow/Dishes . . . . . . . . . . Riley O’Bryan
Olga/Skull 1/Little Pot . . . . . . . . . . Lillian Hall
Volga/Skull 2/Big Pot . . . . . . . . . . Zaylie Barber
House/Door/Larder . . . . . . . . . . Ayden Gibson

ABOUT CTC’S YOUNG COMPANY

CTC’s annual Young Company show is the one show in our full season of plays that is specifically for our students in Studio and Apprentice level classes (and this year, includes the VCTC students as well). As a Conservatory training program, the Young Company offers our younger students a chance to take part in a mainstage production while also learning the general rules of performance from auditions to rehearsal to opening night. This season’s process has been completely virtual, so our cast is learning how to adapt to acting on screen and reacting to scene partners who are in a separate location.

TICKETING INFORMATION

Baba Yaga will be available to stream on-demand starting March 12th through the 14th. Tickets are $10/screen. You will receive a link via email to view at anytime over that three-day period once the video is made available. This production will be pre-recorded.

SPECIAL THANKS

CTC wishes to thank the playwright, Jack Helbig, for allowing us to bring his version of this classic tale to life. For more information, visit the Drama Notebook Script Library: https://www.dramanotebook.com/plays-for-kids/