Down the rabbit hole: PAG puts its stamp on classic tale
Not one Alice, not two Alices, but three Alices will share in the delightfully confusing romp through Wonderland this weekend as the Performing Arts Guild opens its latest production. “Alices in Wonderland” runs through July 26.
Directed by Paulette Rudolph and adapted for stage by Mila Johansen from the Lewis Carroll Classic, the cast of 23 actors from the children’s theater group will perform the varied parts. Costumes are by Jeannine Watson.
In this adaptation, after meeting an array of some of the strangest characters imaginable, the Alices meet up at the Mad hatter’s Tea Party for an Unbirthday Party where they finally find the meaning of the Jabberwocky Poem. Using three Alices, instead of one, has proven to be much more interesting, providing variety and exuberance, Rudolph said.
“Lewis Carroll was a master at witty conversations and brought to life many memorable characters: The confused White Knight, the ever-grinning Cheshire Cat, Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum, the Doormouse, the self-important King of Hearts and many, many more,” she said.
Another twist in this version is the interaction of the four queens from a deck of cards, each a rare and wonderful character in her own right, each a complete legend in her own mind. Alices in Wonderland is a fresh, new and inviting look at Lewis Carroll’s classic, according to PAG.
A cast of 23 talented young actors perform the varied parts – giving new life and energy to an old story. This particular production is especially suited for family audiences of all ages.
Shows will be at 2 p.m. today and Sunday, 7 p.m. July 25 and again at 2 p.m. July 26 and 27 at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. TIckets are $10 for adults in advance, $12 at the door, or $4 for children in advance and $6 at the door.
Advance tickets are available at The Book Seller, BriarPatch Co-op and the Center’s box office, 274-8384, ext. 14.
For more information, go to http://www.centerforthearts.org, or contact Rudolph at 530-277-7100.
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