A New Play inspired by the characters in The Wizard of Oz
Created and performed by the men of William Head Institution, SNAFU
Directed by Kathleen Greenfield
It is 2019, and we enter a run-down Kansas Avenue on the tipping point of Renoviction. Through the shades of grey we get glimpses of the technicolor hopes and memories of this neighborhood’s long-standing inhabitants. We meet Toto coming home after a long time away, a curmudgeonly Tin Man, and Scarecrow, who is afraid of his own potential. Auntie Em runs a cafe on Kansas Ave, which serves as a neutral zone for the Lions and Flying Monkeys. In this dramatic comedy with live music and hip-hop, we uncover what home means to a community trying to find balance on unsteady ground.
“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.” - Scarecrow
“What makes a king out of a slave? Courage.” - Lion
“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” - The Wizard
WHoS is located inside a Federal Correctional Penitentiary. You must be 19 or older, have valid
government-issued photo ID, and a printed pre-paid ticket. You cannot bring in any personal items, including wallets, purses, cell phones, money, smoking products, medicines (exception may be made for potentially life-saving medicines)
You may be subject to a non-intrusive search.
**You must buy tickets in advance and bring a PRINTED PAPER COPY of your ticket. No tickets available at the door**
William Head is accessible but if you are entering with any type of mobility aid please contact us at [email protected] in advance so we can inform security.
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