“Alice in Wonderland,” the classic story of nonsense and ridiculousness by Lewis Carroll and adapted to the stage by Anne Coulter Martens, opens on the Brownwood High School stage on Monday.
This year’s production features a cast of more than 35 Brownwood High School students, elaborate costumes and delightful, colorful sets.
“We are really excited about getting to take full advantage this year of all the possibilities offered by the new theater space,” said Larry Mathis, theater director for the school.
The show will run for four nights, Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the newly completed Dorothy McIntosh Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in advance from any cast member or at the BHS front office, $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Tickets will also be available at the door.
The classic story journals Alice’s fall through the rabbit hole into Wonderland and her desperate attempts to get back home.
She is helped along the way by the Cheshire cat and also encounters the likes of the Mad Hatter and his companions, the Dormouse and the March Hare, and a full assortment of Wonderland characters.
“This is the type of show everyone enjoys,” Mathis said. “It’s a terrific show for families. In addition to so many fun characters, there are numerous lessons to be learned that should prove valuable to old and young.”