SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre presents Carroll's Alice

PLATTSBURGH The State University of New York at Plattsburgh Theatre Department announces the opening of Alice, an entirely original adaptation of Lewis Carrolls classic stories. Written by members of the cast and director John Shout, professor of theater, the Main Stage production will open Wednesday, Nov. 7, and run through Saturday, Nov. 10, at Hartman Theatre, located in the universitys Myers Fine Arts Building. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are works of childrens literature by the English mathematician and author, the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, using the name Lewis Carroll. The first tells the story of a girl named Alice who jumps down a rabbit hole into an imaginary world with unusual characters like the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts. In the second, Alice climbs through a mirror to enter the world on the other side. There she encounters Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee, the White Knight and Humpty Dumpty. She travels across a chess board and becomes a queen. The tales are filled with biting implications toward Dodgsons friends and enemies, as well as toward the lessons British schoolchildren were expected to memorize at the time. The worlds described play with logic in ways that have made them of lasting popularity for adults as well as children all over the world. They are among the highest achievements in the genre of literary nonsense. These tales have been popularized by the numerous film and television adaptations produced over the years. "This is a original play devised form the Lewis Carroll classic everyone knows," said Mr. Stout. "We decided to do it last term in April and over the last summer we made plans, and put a cast together. We've been meeting regularly four times a week and have been rehearsing the past two months." SUNY Plattsburghs Theatre Department will provide the community with their own version of this timeless classic which the cast and crew hope will forever stay in the minds of all. Curtains will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 for faculty, staff, seniors and students; and $2 for SUNY Plattsburgh students. Tickets are now on sale at the Angell College Center desk and will be available at the door on the night of the performance. The performance is appropriate for all ages.

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