Upcoming Ice House Performances
Don’t be late for a date with Pennsylvania
When we bring Lewis Carroll’s magnificent adventure
to Bethlehem May 9-18, 2014
Follow Alice down the legendary rabbit hole into a beguiling
land of wonder. Meet the grinning Cheshire Cat, have tea with
the Mad Hatter and play croquet with the King and Queen of
Hearts! Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland comes to
life on stage at The Charles A. Brown Historic Ice House in
Written in 1865, Carroll’s celebrated book has captured
imaginations for generations. His tales have spawned a parade
of adaptations. This version was adapted for the stage by
Sharon Holland, and cleaves closely to Carroll’s original
novels. Alice in Wonderland is produced by special arrangement
with Plays for Young Audiences, a partnership of Seattle Children's
Theatre and Children's Theatre Company-Minneapolis.
“In putting this production together, I’ve found
myself drawn to the aesthetics of Steampunk. For those of
you who don’t know, Steampunk is a recent strand of
speculative fiction that combines the fantastical imagining
of an alternate universe with the gears, geegaws, and industrial
underbelly of Victorian England” says James Peck, Professor
of Theatre at Muhlenberg College and Director of PYT’s
presentation of Alice in Wonderland. “In again interpreting
this much-told story, I do hope my choice of a Steampunk setting
adds a bit of a contemporary spice to our production. But
more essentially, I hope it sends us back to the story’s
roots in nineteenth-century England. It is, after all, a ramble
through the dreamworld of an especially precocious, especially
curious Victorian girl.”
steam-punk re-telling of Alice in Wonderland will rotate two
amazingly talented casts throughout the show’s two-week
run. Alongside professional actor and mentor, Mark McKenna,
54 PYT students will dive into dozens of roles to bring Carroll’s
nonsensical work to life. Choreographer, Camille Armstrong,
and Costume Designer, William Bauman, return to the creative
team for PYT’s foray into Wonderland.
Our version of this literary masterpiece has enough wit and
razzle-dazzle to captivate children and adults alike. Don’t
let this run of Alice in Wonderland egg-spire! Snag your seat
for one of the show’s 10 public performances by calling
610-332-1400, emailing at email@example.com, or visiting
Friday, May 9 at 7p.m.
Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 11 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Friday, May 16 at 7p.m.
Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Where: The Charles A. Brown Historic Ice
House, 56 River Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Cost: Premiere Reserved seating $20; General
Admission seating $15 Adults; $12 Children/Seniors; Group
Rates available for parties of 12 or more. Call 610-332-1400
The Ice House is located at:
56 River St.
Bethlehem PA 18018