Alice in Wonderland, in a new adaptation by Matt Foss, based on books by Lewis Carroll, will take the stage at Fisher Theater at Iowa State University, beginning Nov. 30.
Alice's journey is based on Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass with the character of Alice moving about as a pawn on a chessboard. As she moves across the board on her way to become a queen at the far side, she meets with our favorite and well known characters from Alice in Wonderland and the Looking-Glass stories.
Brittny Rebhuhn, a senior performing arts major from Storm Lake, is a member of the cast, playing three different roles including the Mad Hatter.
The play contains original music and lyrics, including use of some of Carroll's poems for lyrics. Puppets are part of the "cast" and help to "make the magic happen."
Alice's journey begins as she falls into a "rabbit hole" (represented by a city trash bin) to find herself in Wonderland. There, the characters transform everyday garbage thrown into the trash into an astonishing and marvelous world.
Director Matt Foss feels that "The play will delight all ages. Our aim is for it to be engaging and enjoyable for children and adults alike, where the story is accessible to all ages with wit and sincerity that works for the adult sensibility as well."
Alice in Wonderland will take place in Fisher Theatre. Performances are November 30 and Dec. 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2 at 1 p.m., and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available through TicketMaster or at the door before the performance.