Center Stage, the Walker High School drama group, will be performing a modern day version of Alice in Wonderland called “Alice in Americaland”. A preview of the play will be shown to the student body on Thursday, April 29. The full play will be presented Friday, April 30th at 7:00 pm, Saturday, May 1st at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, May 2nd at 2:00 pm. All performances will be held at the Walker Theater and will be directed by Centerstage instructor Pam Brown.
The theme of this new version is represented by Alice falling through her television, and battling the usual characters – but with a twist. She faces government trials, learns lessons of cooperation, and experiences society’s cruel ways. From this play the audience will experience a less fantasy like version of a classic tale.
The Center Stage cast and crew have been working on this play since December. Cassie Herzig, a senior member of the group, who plays the role of White Queen, said, “The most difficult part was the props, it’s just like where do we put them, and what can we do,” The group has been working hard to solve staging problems such as these.
There are twelve or so people with major roles including Nikki Murray, Queen of Hearts, when asked the differences about her character and the one in the cartoons she said, “ The Red Queen is way more bossy and assertive compared to other versions of her, she’s got an attitude!” Cassie also added, “There is a lot of symbolism in the newer version, and I think people will be able to relate these experiences with their real life.”
All agree that this production will be both entertaining and thought provoking. Don’t miss this terrific performance!
By: Dakota Day