L-W North students host winter play this weekend
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Lincoln-Way North Theatre Company proudly presents Alice @ Wonderland this weekend.

This sharply told, crispy paced ride, this quality adaption has been praised for its humor, modern style and appeal to both children and adults, notes Jennifer Reusz, teacher and play director.

The play will be presented on Friday, January 30, and Saturday, January 31, both at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln-Way North Performing Arts Center, 19900 S. Harlem Avenue, Frankfort.

For Fridays performance, Lincoln-Way area senior citizens will be admitted free.

Reusz continues, What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carrolls legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic childrens story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts. The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure.

Tickets are available at the door for $5 each. The public is invited.

Student cast members are: Abby Peterson, Rachel Anne Rinon, Laura Rovak, Kaleb Hong, Katie Weaver, Tierra Gray, Makyla Oviedo, Sara Tam, Owen McGee, Bree Zyer, Melanie Kircher, Jacob Arends, Josh Arvia, Jack McGuire and Nick Brattoli.

Ensemble members include: Haylee Gemeiner, Bri Kowalczyk, Amber Pisano, Alexis Timejardine, Xiya Akande, Gracer Arnold, Megan Greenberg, Noor Hasan, Jake Hill and Ryan Arnold.