Allison Wonderland Syndrome

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Theatre - Performance

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Saturday, April 27, 2019
7:30 PM-9:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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Clark University: Little Center
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Description: Allison Wonderland Syndrome: objects in mirror are closer than they appear is a performance collage, a bricolage, a mash-up of a play by Chekhov, a tale by Lewis Carroll, and an American business enterprise that is truly a destructive cult. It turns its sights on our seemingly insatiable pursuit of celebrity culture and the havoc that it wreaks on our lives-political, cultural and personal.

The play is a devised piece based on “The Seagull” by Anton Chekov, “Alice in Wonderland”, NXIVM, a sex cult, The Extremists, 4chan, Meme Magic, Trump, and YouTube Vloggers.

Shakespeares reworking for the people of his time elements from a Scandinavian folk tale became his Hamlet, then Chekhov reworked those elements of Hamlet for his time in The Seagull and in our own modest way we are attempting to use once again those same elements to produce a theatre piece for our time. But in another way, we are just following the great director Peter Brook when he reminds us, Theatre exists in the present. You cant ignore the news. Please join us, wont you, as we go down that rabbit hole to the Wonderland we already are living in? (They just forgot to tell you). Dont worry so much if you dont understand it. It understands you.

Directed by Ray Munro
Conceived by Ray & the Performance Philosophy class. (TA 211)
Includes scenes written by Anton Chekhov, Ed Curtain, C.J. Hopkins, Brett Iarrobino, Alexandra Jutras, and Jake Rosenthal.

3:00PM Matinee on 4/28.

$5 for the public and free with Clark ID

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Entered by: Clark University: Dept of Visual & Performing Arts

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Created: March 26, 2019 at 8:44 AM
Last Modified: March 28, 2019 at 12:51 PM

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