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In Wonderland

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The story of Alice in Wonderland is re-imagined in a surrealist production featuring the talented students of Manitoba Theatre for Young People’s summer theatre school.

The 15-member cast holds nothing back as they show off their skills, from choreographed dance and movement to pantomime and singing.

There is no rabbit hole, but Alice — played by dynamo Juliette Schroeder-Suss — is asleep and her anxiety-filled dreams are a kaleidoscope of dancing flowers, bees, ghosts, cards and a caterpillar. She is in a no-win game of chase with a playful white rabbit (Rachel Sparrow), and the Cheshire Cat (Tyra Brynn Godenier) is just a tease.

The fanciful, fast-paced 45-minute show never lets up and director Theresa Thomson ensures each performer has plenty to do — most appear in more than one role.

Here’s betting many a future theatre star is in this production.

— Rob Williams

From the Fringe program:

"In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die"

A dark and comical Alice in Wonderland story physically and visually told through movement, dance, mask and puppetry. Performed by the talented teen students of MTYP's Summer Studio.

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