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Alice in Wonderland is Fall Play

September 06, 2018
By Deb Daley

It has become one of the most famous children's books of all time, one that appeals to children as well as adults. That is one of the reasons why Mercy’s Theatre Director Joshua von Kampen chose a play based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass as this fall’s play. The play, Alice in Wonderland, tells   what happens to a girl named Alice who finds herself passing through the mirror in her sitting room, transforming everything into a fantasy world populated by peculiar imaginary creatures and objects that come alive and have a personality, like talking playing cards.

The show, which features 40 Mercy girls, five young men from Creighton Prep and a large tech crew, will be presented October 26-28, Friday-Saturday 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket costs are $10 for adults, $7 for non-Mercy students, and $5 for Mercy students.  You can purchase your tickets online. 

“With this year’s production, I wanted to explore all-ages entertainment through fairy tales/folk tales/children’s literature while also digging deeper. The plot is magical, absurd, and enthralling but is full of underlying messages that leave lasting impressions,” he added. 

Numerous students, from all classes, tried out for the play.  Working with student designers, the show will feature colorful, mobile set pieces that have strong artistic value and costumes that draw inspiration from original source material. 

The cast of the show is available here.