The Wooden Heart

FULL LENGTH: Mitch wants to be a carpenter. Heather wants to be a woodcarver. The wolf wants to be an intellectual. Ruby wants to escape the wolf. The woodcutter wants to escape the narrator. A fable-inspired play about love and wood and finding your purpose.
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The Wooden Heart

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  • Doug DeVita:
    23 Sep. 2019
    Absurdly wonderful, wonderfully absurd, magically heightened language, language heightened magically... Adam Szymkowicz' "The Wooden Heart" is an insanely entertaining twist on the fable/folktale genre, with a beating, flesh and blood heart that keeps the show joyously alive from beginning to end.
  • Acadiana Repertory Theatre:
    23 Sep. 2019
    We had the joy and privilege of producing a workshop production in September of 2019. Our audiences loved every moment. Part fairy tale, part comedy, and all heart, this show had many of our patrons thanking us for giving them a welcomed escape. Adam has written a show that is appropriate for all ages and one that has message that people need to hear. We can't recommend the show enough!
  • Kathy Rucker:
    11 Sep. 2019
    THE WOODEN HEART is so imaginative, delightful and full of engaging, unique characters and situations. I was happy to live in the world that Adam created. There is a wonderful mystical element to this story, this fable. I hope I can see this produced one day. What a lovely play!

Character Information

  • The Wolf/Wooden Man/ Prin
    Adult Male,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
  • Ruby
    20s or younger,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Nazario
    old as the woods, like much older than a person should be,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
    may have an Italian accent
  • Narrator
    25 to 45,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Mitch
    25 to 45,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
  • Janice
    25 to 45,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Heather
    25 to 45,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying
  • Harris
    30s to 50s,
    Any
    ,
    Male Identifying
  • Brenda
    30s to 50s,
    Any
    ,
    Female-identifying

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Juilliard School
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Flux Theatre Ensemble Retreat
    ,
    2017

Production History