Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

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This prologue to The Women in the Woods is set in the mid-1800’s, where we find the Brewster sisters alive and…not quite well. When one of the sisters goes rogue, a wave of unusual and unsettling events ripple through the town. A local girl named Lizzie is swept up in a magical power struggle and forced to face some hard truths about her family.

Listeners will be transported into the past, and landmarks on IU’s beautiful campus will be given new meaning in this fantastical world created by local playwright Emily Goodson. Click HERE to download the walking route map. 

Recommended ages: 14+

Estimated experience time: 55 minutes, including approximately 15 minutes of walking (non-walking time estimate: 40 minutes).

Additional information: There are seating options at many locations on this walking route. You will be walking in a wooded area near the creek, so bug spray is recommended. If you are driving to campus, we recommend that you park at the Jordan Avenue Parking Garage. 

When listening on your mobile device, we recommend opening the link using your phone’s internet browser/application (rather than clicking the link in your inbox). This will allow you to lock your phone as you move around and enjoy our Walkabout Radio Plays! For the best experience, we suggest using headphones to listen to the play.

Accessibility: We have photos available for patrons who are unable to walk this route. Click HERE to access a companion document.

Questions? Watch the instructional video below. Be sure to open the map before you get started!

Artist Credits

Playwright – Emily Goodson

Director – Kate Galvin 

Sound Designer and Editor – Robert Hornbostel

Production Manager and Recording Engineer – Corey Hollinger

Performers – Glynnis Marcelle, Francesca Sobrer, Cassia Scagnoli, Shannon O’Connor Starks

Artist Biographies

Emily Goodson (playwright) is a playwright working in the Midwest. She has written multiple musicals, including Lights on the Radio Tower (composer Kevin James Thornton), and Calling All Kates (composer Jeremy Schonfeld). As a recipient of the 2019 Lincoln City Fellowship through the Speranza Foundation, Emily developed the book and concept for Sticks & Stones: A New Musical Featuring the Work of Neko Case. It was workshopped through the Indiana University Summer Theatre program in July 2019 directed by and developed under Kate Galvin. She is currently developing a piece called Kuliling (composer Ed Gatchalian) to open in the Philippines. Her latest play Besties was a 2020 semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference.



Francesca Sobrer (Ellenor/Sarah) was most recently seen as Amanda in Cardinal Stages’ production of The Glass Menagerie. She is thrilled to be part of the Walk-about Radio plays. So much fun! Other Cardinal productions include Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and The Merchant of Venice.  BPP productions include Home, Three Views of the Same Object and Sans Merci. Chicago credits: Ella, John Gabriel Borkman, Raven Theatre, US/Maria Callas Masterclass, Timeline Theatre, Everybody BrownPaperBoxCo and US/Sandy Women Laughing Alone with Salad, Theatre Wit.  Theatre program director and teacher for Bloomington High School North, for over 20 years, she is now retired from teaching, dividing her time between Chicago and Bloomington, acting and also very much involved in the Chicago storytelling scene. A recent MothStory SLAM winner, Francesca has presented stories for First Person Live, Story Lab, Do Not Submit, and This Much is True.

Glynnis Marcelle (Agnes/Demon) is a recent graduate of the M.F.A. acting program at IU. For Cardinal Stage: Robin Hood (Little John). For IU Theatre: Hamlet (Horatio), By the Bog of Cats (Mrs. Kilbride), Antigone (Antigone), The Goat (Stevie), The Heiress (Catherine), Machinal (Mother), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Arturo Ui). For IU Summer Theatre: The Foreigner (Catherine), Our Town (Mrs. Soames). Other shows include Riverland Theatre’s productions of Seussical the Musical (Mayzie), The Language Archive (Mary), and It’s a Wonderful Life (Mary). For Dakota Prairie Playhouse: Look Homeward,Angel (Eliza Gant), Oliver! (Nancy) and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Kate).

Shannon O’Connor Starks (Jennet) has performed in numerous Cardinal productions, most recently seen as Wife in The Christians and Mrs. Lambchop in The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.

Shannon also teaches at Fairview Elementary as a community artist on behalf of Cardinal Stage. She is in her 5th year leading semester theatre classes with 4th-6th graders culminating in a fall play and a spring musical.

Cassia Scagnoli (Lizzie) is an IU senior B.F.A. Musical Theatre student. For IU Theatre: Wonderful Town (Ruth Sherwood), Pippin (Berthe), Three Sisters (Musician). For IU Summer Theatre: Sticks and Stones (Winnie). For Cardinal Stage Company: Newsies (Hannah/Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl/Ensemble), and Peter Pan (Tiger Lily/Liza). For University Players: American Idiot (St. Jimmy) and Jasper in Deadland (Lil’ Lu/Ensemble).TV: The Friday Zone (Co-Host). She is currently directing Murder Ballad with University Players. Cassia is from Logansport, Indiana. cassiascagnoli.com

Robert Hornbostel (Sound Design and Original Composition) is thrilled to join Cardinal Stage in inviting you all on this dramatic storytelling adventure in our new reality. He believes strongly in supporting artistic endeavors that reimagine the theatrical medium in this new paradigm, and thanks you all for your continued support of the arts. Robert is a proud USA 829 Union Member. Believe survivors, Black Lives Matter.