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A fully staged outdoor adventure!

Alice: A Variation on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

by Ara Vito
Directed by Sonda Staley
Produced by Keely Kurtas-Chapman & Doug Browell
Stage Manager Michael Day

June 15, 16, & 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
June 22, 23, & 24, 2017 at 8:00pm

Alum Creek Park Amphitheatre
221 West Main Street, Westerville

Free lawn seating (donations accepted)

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Randy Benge, Mackenzie Biemer, Taylor Leigh Davis, Francois Dean, Hannah Elhard, Tristan Rose Gillia, Jesse Evans-Jenkins, Erin Haught, Kate Hawthorne, Sharon Kibe, Sydney LaLuzerne, Clara Livingston, Hanna Osterwyk, Samuel J. Price, & Travis Daniel Williams

Alice: A Variation on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a new take on Carroll's classic tales crafting a story of a young girl named Alice Pleasance Liddell and the relationship she develops with Charles Dodgson (alias Lewis Carroll). Overcoming her parents' stifling indifference, Alice discovers her creativity through adventures on the other side of the looking glass, conquering her fears as she approaches a vision of her true self.

The play is framed within a conversation between Carroll and Liddell, who was the inspiration for the fictional Alice character. This devised narrative movement piece was developed through a collaborative process grounded in ensemble. The play was first produced by Belmont University's Department of Theatre and Dance in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2015.

Recommended for all audiences.

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2017-18 Shows, Script Reviews, Tryouts

Curtain Players has announced productions, performance runs, script review sessions, and audition dates for its 2017-18 season, the 55th for the community theatre company.

First up: A Thursday June 8 script review and a Sunday June 18 audition for Wendy Darling. Click here for details.

THE 2017-18 (SEASON 55) SCHEDULE  Curtain Players is presenting six productions between September and May, beginning with the first-ever fully staged production of an unpublished script, Wendy Darling by Ira Hauptman. Tickets for all shows go on sale August 1 with no price increases.

Wendy Darling by Ira Hauptman  A brand new play receiving its first fully staged production. In this darkly comic version of the Peter Pan story, Wendy’s mother sets in motion a journey that threatens to change her family forever.  Directed by Heather Schultz / September 8-24

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee  The award-winning iconic play, in which a middle-aged college professor and his wife invite into their home an unwitting younger couple for drinks after a late-night faculty party. The resulting evening is a wicked jumble of mind games, attempted seductions, and shattering revelations.  Directed by Michael Day / October 20-November 5

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley  In the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy, three eccentric Southern sisters come together after one shoots her husband, exposing their unique quirks, longings, and regrets as each comes to terms with the consequences of her own “crime of the heart.”  Directed by Sarah Merkey / December 1-17

Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer  A warm and charming comedy from the author of Amadeus and Equus about a flamboyant tour guide consigned to the “dullest castle in England” who embellishes its history until she is confronted by her fact-conscious boss.  Directed by Hal Houston / February 9-25

The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote  An aging widow runs away from her son and daughter-in-law and their cramped Houston apartment to realize her dearest dream: to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip soon becomes an inspiring and life-changing journey of discovery.  Directed by James F. Petsche / March 23-April 8

Exit the King by Eugene Ionesco  In Ionesco’s most accessible Absurdist drama, it's King Berenger’s dying day and also the last day of the universe. Everything is falling apart – from his own palace to the very physics of the solar system. Will his commands to restore order be enough? Or will we fade into the mist?  Directed by Danielle Mari / May 4-20

SCRIPT REVIEW SESSIONS  Script reviews unless otherwise indicated are scheduled for 6:30 PM at the playhouse, 5691 Harlem Road (Galena OH 43021).

The script review dates: Wendy Darling, Thursday June 8; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Wednesday July 5; Crimes of the Heart, Sunday August 27; Lettice and Lovage, Thursday November 9; The Trip to Bountiful, Thursday January 4; and Exit the King, Monday January 29 (at Westerville Public Library).

Curtain Players offers script reviews are opportunities for actors to become acquainted with the community theatre organization, to review the script, to discuss the play with the director (who will be present), and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, and production plans. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend.

AUDITIONS  Curtain Players conducts one evening of auditions for each of its productions. All auditions are conducted at the Harlem Road playhouse. Registration begins at 6:30 PM with actual auditions to begin promptly at 7 o’clock.

The audition dates: Wendy Darling, Sunday June 18; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Sunday July 9; Crimes of the Heart, Sunday September 10; Lettice and Lovage, Sunday November 19; The Trip to Bountiful, Sunday January 14; and Exit the King, Sunday February 11.

Curtain Players conducts open auditions. Roles are not cast in advance. Casting decisions are made by the director and a casting committee. The committee includes a member of the theatre board, a general member of the organization, and individual(s) of the director’s choosing.

Actors are encouraged to come to auditions familiar with the script and ready to read from the script. Every effort will be made to give all actors equal chances to read, at least twice. Resumes and head shots are helpful. Directors may specify audition activities particular to their individual productions.

In the event that someone wishing to audition is not available to attend on the appointed date, an early audition may be requested of the director. Early auditions are granted solely at the director’s discretion. The request for an early audition must be made no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled audition date.

Questions may be directed to production@curtainplayers.org