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Silverado headed to ‘Wonderland’

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Aaron Thompson / Special to the Home News

Silverado High School student Erinn Simon, 16, center, dancing during the school rehearsal for their adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland.”

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Silverado High School theatre student Jessica Phillips, 16, practices her role as Alice during rehearsals of the school's production of "Alice in Wonderland."

'Alice in Wonderland'

Who: Silverado High School’s drama department

When: 6:30 p.m. March 5-6 and 12-14 and at 2 p.m. March 7 and 14

Where: School theater, 1650 Silver Hawk Ave.

Cost: Adults, $7.50; students, seniors and children, $5

Audiences will soon be invited to take a trip down the rabbit hole at Silverado High School.

The school’s drama department will present an original adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” March 5 through 14.

School theater director Joy Demain said the production brings together story elements from both “Alice in Wonderland” and the story’s sequel “Through the Looking-Glass.”

For almost 25 years now, Demain’s theater students have been bringing her adaptation of the stories to life on the stage, she said.

Demain said she wrote the play because she wanted to do something fun.

“It’s a fantasy that everybody grows up hearing,” she said. “It brings out the child in everybody and the wonder.”

Demain said the play will be recognizable as the classic story of the girl, the White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat, but it will go a little more in depth in a few areas.

“They (the audience) will still feel like it’s the same story, they’ll just be getting some juicy tidbits,” she said.

Main characters are as follows: Alice will be played by Jessica Phillips, the Mad Hatter will be played by Kyle Meyers, the Queen of Hearts will be played by Jill Golding, Tweedledee will be played by Aaron Barry, Tweedledum will be played by Zachary Stern, the Cheshire Cat will be played by Cameron Bass and the White Rabbit will be played by Ace Gilliam.

Ashley Livingston can be reached at 990-8925 or [email protected].

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