Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles, Another Version of the "Alice" Tale, to Play SoHo Playhouse

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While the new Broadway musical Wonderland continues at the Marquis Theatre, Beautiful Soup Theater Collective will present its own version of the "Alice in Wonderland" tale in June at the SoHo Playhouse.

Entitled Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles, Steven Carl McCasland's adaptation, which was inspired by Chagall's famed painting "Paris Through the Window," is scheduled for June 1-5 at the Off-Broadway venue.

The cast will be headed by Emily Floyd in the title role with Mallory Berlin as The Queen of Hearts, Logan Riley Bruner, Courtney de la Rigaudiere, Tracy Jennissen, David Marx, Rory Allan Meditz, Anne Richmond Jennifer Spears, Stephanie Streisand, Patrick Whitehead and Allison Wimer. Real-life siblings Robert Hieger and Joanie Fritz Zosike will play rambunctious siblings Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum. Director-creator McCasland also makes an appearance in the play as The Mock Turtle.

The show, according to press notes, "begins with a very bored Alice. Oh, so terribly bored. When she suddenly spots a mime, consequently following him into an (invisible?) elevator, the journey leads her to a strange new world. Alice encounters a caterpillar with no legs, two little runts with very stick fingers, a naughty Queen and learns all there is to know about Caucus races, Croquet, and the difference between a raven and a writing desk. Using household items to bring Carroll's imaginative magic to life, the production features a cast of actors from age 10 to age 80."

The production, which is suitable for all ages, features makeup design by Courtney Keller and original music by Laura Intravia (and some familiar tunes from Michael Legrand). The production is stage managed by Deidre Cutler.

Tickets are $25, with $5 of every ticket sale benefiting Project Night Night, which donates over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year, free of charge, "to homeless children who need our childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and  significant." Show times will be Wednesday-Saturday at 7 PM with 3 PM matinees Saturday and Sunday.

For tickets visit www.sohoplayhouse.com or www.ovationtix.com. To learn more about the Collective, visit www.beautifulsouptheatercollective.com.

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