Editor's Note: Over the coming days, we'll be featuring profiles of some of the young actors who will be participating in Encore Theatre's production of "Into the Woods." Performances will be held Oct. 3, 4 and 6 at 7 p.m. at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door. To purchase tickets, call (847) 708-8880.
Name: Alex Hibbard-Brown
School, grade: Highland Middle School, 8th grade
Character: Baker's Wife
Tell me about "Into the Woods": It's a mash-up of different fairy tales. The baker and his wife can't have children, so they go into the woods to find ingredients to make a child. The first act is happy, but the second act is dark, with death and evil monsters.
What do you like about your character? I like her because she has all the funny lines, all these puns that make the show.
What's your favorite song in the production? "It Takes Two." It's just the baker and his wife coming together.
Why should people see "Into the Woods?" It's a laugh. It's funny. There are several jokes in there that three-fourths of humankind will get. And it's very touching.