Alice au Pays des Merveilles, a Reimagining of Alice in Wonderland
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The last date listed for Alice au Pays des Merveilles was Saturday September 10, 2011 / 1:00pm.
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Watch a video sample of the first readthrough of Alice au Pays des Merveilles.
Written and directed by Steven Carl McCasland
Based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Stage management by Deidre Cutler
Make-up by Courtney Keller
When young, American Alice follows a mime into an elevator, she finds herself in a strange new world. Loosely inspired by Chagall’s Paris Through The Window, Alice encounters a caterpillar with no legs, two little runts with very sticky fingers, and a very naughty Queen. There’s a Caucus Race of Parisian influence and a deck of characters that seem familiar and new at the same time.
Stretching the limit of our adult imaginations and creating an entirely new Wonderland, the production features a cast of over ten actors from age 10 to age 80. With a shoestring budget, an accordion, a ladder and a hoop skirt or four, this production will force you to accept the kid that’s still inside. Join us for a magical evening.
About the Ticket Supplier: SoHo Playhouse
Under the new management of Darren Lee Cole and Faith Mulvihill, the newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.
The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.
15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included “Battery” Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy “Beau James” Walker, known as “The night Mayor” due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.
The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920’s, and in the 60’s operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.