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: Leah Hartung
School, grade: Highland Middle School, 8th grade
Character: Jack's mother
Tell me about your character. She just really wishes that her son would kind of live up to her standards. She wishes she had a lot of money but she realizes it's not important.
What's your favorite song in the production? "Agony." I just like the music to it. And there are very strong emotions.
Why should people see this production? I think "Into the Woods" is pretty well-known, but we're doing a different twist on it. It's going to be a really good show.