Friday, February 17, 2017

Follow the Rabbit! "Alice In Wonderland" comes to the Rozsa

Alice in Wonderland comes to the Rozsa this Saturday, Feb. 18, with two performances by  the acclaimed theater troupe Tout à Trac, from Québec. (Photo courtesy Tout à Trac.)

HOUGHTON -- The Rozsa Center is pleased to welcome the acclaimed theater troupe Tout à Trac from Québec, Canada, with their adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland for two shows -- at 2:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Fun for all ages! In addition to the performance, guests at the 2:30 p.m. matinee will be treated to a "KC Bonker’s Tea Party" in the lobby, after the show, co-hosted by KC Bonker’s, the Portage Lake District Library, and the Rozsa Center.

Tickets are on sale now, $16 for adults, $6 for youth, and no charge for Michigan Tech students with the Experience Tech fee. Tickets are available by phone at (906) 487-2073, online at Rozsa.mtu.edu, in person at the Central Ticketing Office in the Student Development Complex, or at the Rozsa Box Office preceding the performance. Please note the Rozsa Box Office only opens two hours prior to performances.

Faithful to the madness and the lively humor of the original piece, this revisitation of the famous Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, written and directed by Hugo Bélanger and translated by Maureen Labonté, has a unique twist: The setting is no longer a garden but a library full of pop-up books! Each book is then a discovery and a door to the next adventure. Alice refuses to do her homework. Preferring to play and day-dream, she hides in her father’s study. Out of nowhere comes a curious looking rabbit, eater of novels. Wanting to keep the rodent from devouring all the books, Alice chases the rabbit through his borough and discovers a wonderland. Will you follow the white rabbit?

Recipient of the Acadie-Rideau Prize 2008. Nominated for the Prix de l’Association Québécoise des Critiques de Théâtre 2009-2010. More details from the Tout à Trac Alice In Wonderland website:  www.toutatrac.com/en/show/alice-in-wonderland/.

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