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Don’t be late for a date with Pennsylvania Youth Theatre!

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 Bethlehem.

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.”

PYT’s 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 tickets@123pyt.org, or visiting www.123pyt.org.

Public Performances:

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 for details.

The Ice House is located at:

Ice House
56 River St.
Bethlehem PA 18018

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