Masque Alfresco presents:
Looking Glass Alice in Wonderland
A Musical Mash-up of Lewis Carroll's Classics
Adapted/Directed by Fayra Teeters
Curiouser and curiouser! Once teenage Alice chases the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole, she abandons all vestiges of reality as we know it. As she journeys through this strange land - "It's not that way; it's over here!" - she encounters all of our favorite characters: the hooka-smoking Caterpillar, the Red and White Chess Queens, the Mad Hatter and March Hare, the Duchess and her Cheshire Cat, the Queen and King of Hearts, and the White Knight falling off his horse. Each encounter brings her closer to becoming a Queen in her own right, but is that really her goal?
Under the direction of Artistic Director Fayra Teeters, Masque Alfresco's well-established company of seven actors will portray 20 different characters: Voni Kengla as Alice; Stan Brown as the White Rabbit; Kate Faye Cummings as the Red Queen and Queen of Hearts; Kenneth Dembo as the Mad Hatter and King of Hearts; Victoria Spelman as the White Knight and Caterpillar; Isabella Steele as the Duchess and the White Queen; and Lauren Olson as the Cheshire Cat and Dormouse. They bring the usual commedia dell'arte bravado: colorful fantasy costumes, slapstick schtick, plus 8 songs under the musical direction of pianist/composer Albert Palmeter.
This family-friendly production lasts 70 minutes so bring your picnic dinners, lawn chairs, blankets, leashed family pets, and your funny bones!