Art by Mark Krause

Caption Contest: Theatre in Bed Edition

Caption this image and win a copy of the movie tie-in edition of ‘Into the Woods’ by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, published by TCG Books.

Every month, American Theatre wants YOUR input. We post up a new cartoon and you, readers, are invited to write a caption to it. This month’s cartoon is above.

This month’s winner will receive a copy of Into the Woods, the movie tie-in edition published by TCG books, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

Winner and finalists will be notified by e-mail. To enter the contest,  leave your captions in the comments below.*

The contest will close on Friday, May 22 at 5 pm EST.

*Please note, you can use a number of social media accounts to log in and comment. But please remember that whichever social media account you decide to use should have a working e-mail address attached to it. We don’t want you to miss out on your free book!

*In a modification to an earlier rule about only being able to win the contest once ever (a bit harsh, perhaps), you cannot win two consecutive contests, but you can keep competing after that. 

Last month’s winner and finalists:


“Nothing could harm Jennifer, not in her fortress of solitude.” —Kyle Eric Bradford


“I don’t care that you need to save the city from imminent destruction. There are no refunds or exchanges.” —Matt_Sweeney

“You two were bitten by a theatre bug? Yes, I can help.” —Peter J

  • Mark Snowden

    The voices are fine, but you can tell they skimped on the chandelier.

  • Elena Levenson

    “Now that the series ended, she wanted to return to the stage.”

  • Bob Schlick

    This is not what I meant when I said I needed foreplay.

  • Steven Cogswell

    How do they remember all those lines?

  • Shan Jensen

    When did reality tv become so retro?

  • Peter J

    “Sheesh! Talk about wooden acting.”

  • Susi G.

    I don’t get it, Babe. Are the actors trying to show that art imitates life? Or is it the world’s a stage? Maybe it’s about theater … is it a reflection of life? Who is the protagonist? I’m so confused. I need a drink.

  • Dale Stout

    Can we pause it? I need an intermission.

  • Peter J

    “You wanna try the porn channel?”

  • Clarissa Feldt

    They couldn’t put their finger on why, but for some reason Bob and Jennifer felt that television shows were starting to seem a bit too staged.