Broadway icon Idina Menzel makes her La Jolla Playhouse debut in the world premiere of Redwood, a theatrical event about one woman’s journey into the precious and precarious world of the redwoods.
Idina plays Jesse, a successful businesswoman, mother and wife. She seems to have it all, but inside, her heart is broken. Finding herself at a turning point, Jesse leaves everyone and everything behind, gets in her car and drives… and drives. Thousands of miles later, she hits the ancient forests of Northern California, where a chance meeting and a leap of faith change her life forever. In the presence of the magnificent, towering redwoods, Jesse finds strange and powerful connections, an unexpected sense of community, and a chance at healing.
Acclaimed writer and director Tina Landau (Beauty) brings this immersive and cinematic new work to life with lush visuals and a soaring score from Kate Diaz.
Ongoing from Tuesday, February 13 until Sunday, March 31, 2024