2hr. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
First produced by the House Theatre of Chicago in its third season, The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz returns with a modern twist on the classic American tale. A twister lands our teenage Dorothy and her house in Munchkinland. Right on top of a wicked witch. Her phone won't work, her dog is scared, and she's desperate to get home to what little family she has left. But the town's residents are gleefully celebrating Dorothy's powers as the fabled witch slayer. When Glinda and the munchkins can't convince her to stick around and be their new hero, they send her down the road of yellow brick, wearing enchanted boots soaked in the red blood of the slain witch. A favor from the fabled all-powerful wizard will be her only chance to get out of Oz.