HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the LMU Players will stage the Charlotte B. Chorpenning adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, April 15-17 and 22-24.
Assistant Professor of Theater Mark McGinley has partnered again with Director Joe Powell to produce a family-friendly show which follows Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole. Fans of the classic story will recognize iconic characters such as the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit, but will be pleasantly surprised with an array of other supporting characters in this adaptation.
The large cast of 18 features a mix of veteran players and new comers to the stage. Junior English major Alex Spangler, who first joined the LMU Players in a supporting role for the 2014 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, now finds herself in a lead role as Alice. Spangler relates the LMU players to having a second family. “It’s been amazing to be part of such a large production, but also know everyone on a personal level,” she says, “I believe our audiences will notice the bonds we share come through on stage.”
All performances will take place in the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center of the Duke Hall of Citizenship. The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. for each performance during the two-week run.
General admission advance sale tickets are $5 and can be purchased at http://alumni.LMUnet.edu/Alice. Tickets will be $10 at the door. High School students of all ages may purchase tickets for $3 in advance, $5 at the door. LMU students, faculty and staff, and children under 12 are free of charge.