Alice takes a strange journey through Wonderland with Ruston Community Theatre
Ruston Community Theatre takes audiences on a series of adventures in Alice and Wonderland at The Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston. Performances were Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m. The final performance was Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland presents the creativity of Lewis Carrol in a story of a young girl who plunges down a rabbit hole. Her journey sends her into a satiric series of adventures.
All roles in the production were played by students ages 8 to 18, in two casts.
The featured roles of Alice and the Queen of Hearts were played by two actresses each. Director Tami Lockwood-Alexander explained that she wanted to emphasize the power struggle between Alice and the Queen. When Alice was feeling more confident, she was played by an older actress; when she was feeling less confident, a younger actress took her place.
When the Queen was at her most powerful, she was portrayed by an older high school student. In scenes when the Queen loses some of her power, she was played by a younger actress.
The play featured fourteen episodes from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass that are packed with madness and suspense, which may leave guests at the edge of their seats.
Lockwood-Alexander explained "Alice in Wonderland has the potential to teach younger viewers life lessons and the value of listening to that inner voice from God."
A collaboration with downtown Ruston included a scavenger hunt and Alice-themed treats from local businesses.
For more information visit https://www.rctruston.org/