The Village Players Theatre

Everybody’s got a little light…

It takes a determined troupe to pull off good community theater, but on Friday, July 18, the cast of The Upton Players’ production of Into The Woods went above and beyond the call of duty. The power went out partway into the final act, but the show went on. For 40 minutes, the actors continued to act and sing, illuminated by flashlights and cell phones in the crowd, and accompanied by acoustic instruments. With the air conditioning and ceiling fans powerless, the temperature in the theater rose, but the cast did not remove their costumes. Afterward, the cast received a well-earned standing ovation.

The Village Players Theatre, 2740 Upton Ave. 419-472-6827. thevillageplayers.org