Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll. Adapted by Herbie Barnes from the dramatization by Alice Gerstenberg.
November 23, 25 and 27
Directed by Herbie Barnes, with Ashley Hunt as Video Head, Lexi Mendoza as set and props designer and Costume design by Sophia Molnar.
Alice in Wonderland was written 155 years ago, and children and adults still love the story today. Seven-year-old Alice is sleepy and bored one afternoon when she suddenly notices a quite well-dressed white rabbit with a pocket watch rush by. She follows the white rabbit down the rabbit hole and her adventures begin. When she drinks, she shrinks and when she eats cake she grows. And mushrooms really mess with her size. She goes to a mad tea party where she meets a hatter, a hare and a sleepy door mouse who riddle her silly. And then there’s the Queen of Hearts, who has a thing about severing heads. Sounds like fun for everyone.
by Friedrich Schiller. Adapted by Mallory Fisher from the translation by Joseph Mellish.
November 24, 26 and 28
Directed by Mallory Fisher with Ashley Hunt as Video Head, Lexi Mendoza as set and props designer, Costume design by Sophia Molnar and assistant directed by Phoebe Gill.
Mary Stuart – Mary Stuart is imprisoned in England—the official sentence is for the murder of her husband, but the real reason is because she has pushed her claim to the throne of England currently held by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Even though Elizabeth ordered Mary’s imprisonment eighteen years ago, she hesitates over signing Mary’s death sentence. She realizes that even though Mary, a Catholic, is a threat to her Protestant throne, it may be even more dangerous to execute her, because of Mary’s many friends and allies in Scotland and France. Mary, of course, hopes for a reprieve.
However, for one to rule, one must fall. Surrounded by factions jockeying for power, each queen contends with seduction, greed, and deception in a political power play with deadly stakes. A meeting between the two queens lays all ambitions bare, with the fate of both—and the future of the budding Empire—on the line.