GSU Theatre and Performance Studies presents
Alice in Wonderland
Directed by Dr. Patrick Santoro
November 1, 2, & 3 at 8 p.m.
MATURE CONTENT Not Appropriate for Children
This production will reimagine Carroll's classic world of Alice and Wonderland—where Alice plummets down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in a kaleidoscope of action, suspense, frustration... and madness—through a unique lens.
In light of recent cultural movements to call out abuses of power and privilege and to name the silences left unspoken, such as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter, our production utilizes experimental theatre techniques to tell an unusual story based on Carroll's alleged erotic fascination with young girls, particularly the real 11-year-old Alice Liddell, who became the object of Carroll's affections and imagination.
Here, Alice is portrayed as a survivor trying to find—fight—her way through the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse, and to overcome the illogical and nonsensical odds that accompany trauma and survivorship. While the script does not explicitly speak to this storyline, our concept will layer this narrative onto Alice's unique journey.
Those easily triggered by challenging issues, such as childhood sexual abuse, are asked to carefully consider the material before purchasing tickets.
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