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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Opening today: and what Alice found there

The work:
Stranger Theatre’s and what Alice found there is an exploration of the encounter between the eccentric genius Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell – the girl who served as the inspiration for his greatest work.

The company:
Stranger Theatre has performed to audiences in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City, Halifax, and will now receive a production in Toronto for the first time at the The Great Hall Downstairs, 1087 Queen St. West.

The story:
and what Alice found there brings to life Lewis Carroll’s writing of Alice in Wonderland, the real Alice, and the world in which they lived. Using a mixture of sources from Carroll’s two famous novels, letters and other writings, we begin with a sunny day on the river and travel to far darker places. The story examines childhood, love, and the nature of creation. Alice Liddell’s journey through Victorian times mirrors Alice in Wonderland’s journey through the hallucinatory landscape of her author’s imagination, where nothing is as it seems.

The creative team:
Written and directed by Kate Cayley, performed by Sarah Cormier, Simone Rosenberg, and Christina Serra. Puppeteered by Lea Ambros and Sarah Klein. Video by Simone Rosenberg and Adrienne Connelly. Puppets designed and built by Kate Cayley and Lea Ambros with lighting design by Lea Ambros.

The information:
Tuesday, January 23 – Sunday, February 4
Tuesday to Saturday at 8:00pm & Sundays at 2:30pm
The Great Hall Downstairs
1087 Queen St. West. at Dovercourt Rd.

Tickets: Advance – $15/$8 (students/seniors)
At the door- $20/$10. Tuesdays and Sundays pay-what-you-can.
Special $6 tickets for performances on January 24 and 25 shows available for students under 25 through HipTix (go to T.O.TIX website)
For tickets:
Advance tickets available online through T.O.TIX and at the following locations:

Twice Found – 608 Markham St.
Yasi’s Place – 299 Wallace
The Common – 1071 College

For general information call 416-538-6084 or visit the Stranger Theatre website.

1 comment:

Ian said...

This looks like an intriguing show. I'm heading down to see it tonight.