Alice In Wonderland In Racine
Racine Children’s Theatre Stages Adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Classic
There has been increased interest in Lewis Carrollâ€™s Alice In Wonderland of late, sparked in part by a big budget ($250 million) Tim Burton film adaptation due out in March. (Cable's Sy Fy Network had an interesting two-part made for TV series recently.) Racine Childrenâ€™s Theatre and just Add Kids Inc. brings a kid-friendly adaptation of Carrollâ€™s classic books to the stage in early January.
The adaptation is a mixture of both the original Alice novel and its sequel Through The Looking Glass as Alice (played here by Jamie Johnson) follows the White Rabbit down the white rabbit across a chessboard in Wonderland. Kara Ernst directs the show, which features Gary Stamm as the Mock Turtle, Kate Potter-Barrow as the Queen (probably a mixture of Red Queen and Queen of Hearts,) Ellie Hammond as the White Rabbit, Robbyn Wilks as the Caterpillar, Mary Kveton as the Cheshire Cat/Rose, Zak Keil as the Mad Hatter, Anneka Barrow as the March Hare, Pam Hudson as the Dormouse, and Brian Schalk as a Card Soldier. Itâ€™s a select group of characters from both novels, assuring that the feverishly surreal pacing of Carrollâ€™s original work will be preserved for the stage.Â Â Â
Racine Childrenâ€™s Theatreâ€™s production of Alice In Wonderland runs January 8th â€“ 10th at the Racine Theatre Guild on 2519 Northwestern Avenue in Racine.