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Story and score grab hands as they venture 'Into the Woods'
Story and score grab hands as they venture 'Into the Woods'

No one would accuse me of being the outdoorsy type, but on consecutive Saturdays in July, I ventured deep into Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's enchanted woods, where Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, beanstalk-shimmying Jack, captive Rapunzel, the childless Baker and his wife and a malicious witch chase their dreams down tree-darkened paths. My journey began in San Diego, where Fiasco Theater's lauded production of "Into the Woods" is playing at the Old Globe through Aug. 17, and concluded here in Ashland, where a superb revival at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is being presented al fresco at the Allen Elizabethan Theatre through Oct. 11. Travel in fables...

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