A world-premiere adaptation of the classic Lewis Carroll novel. Adapted and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power.
Featuring: Dylan Arredondo, John Austin, Emily Brown, Melissa Carter, Benjamin DeCamp Cole, Amy Desrosiers, Kelsey Godfrey, Jared Graham, Kenn Hopkins Jr. and Simon Kiser
An Alice for our time: a precocious girl falls into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. In this 21st-century staging, cameras, projections, and puppets help tell the story of Alice’s journey through Wonderland.
This production marks another National Players world-premiere, following the successes of A Tale of Two Cities and The Odyssey.
Celebrating its 69th season, National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theatre to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking by presenting classic plays in contemporary and accessible ways.
National Players is the hallmark outreach program of Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland. A model for artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists, and to stimulate individual empowerment. National Players exemplifies these goals by presenting self-sustained productions of Shakespeare and other classics to learners of all ages and in all environments. Through performances and integrated educational programs, National Players empowers these learners to build stronger communities through artistic collaboration.
National Players has performed in 43 states; in the White House; and for American military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence and community engagement, National Players has brought literature to life for three million people.
This production is in conjunction with our School Day Matinee Series for 2017-2018. National Players will perform The Great Gatsby (non-public, school-only event) on the morning of March 22. For more information about our Education Programs, please contact Tiffany Deaton, Education Coordinator at (270) 904-7009.