Our FSEM experience will include a field trip
to see Alice in Wonderland on stage
at Synetic Theater in Arlington, VA.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015.
BUS: 5:30 p.m. in GW Hall parking lot
Here are some rehearsal photos for Alice!
Alice’s story takes a sharp turn as she falls down the rabbit hole into the dark and mysterious Wonderland. The Tsikurishvilis will combine their signature cinematic style with a script by recent Helen Hayes Award nominee Lloyd Rose, that promises to be a fresh take on Lewis Carroll’s fairy tale of the absurd. Synetic’s famously physical ensemble will bring new life to favorite characters such as the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, and murderous Queen of Hearts, throughout Alice’s fantastical adventure!
Alice will be played by Synetic Company Member Kathy Gordon who was born in Oxford, England and grew up around the places that inspired Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The actress now brings her childhood familiarity with that world to the title character in Synetic’s new production!
“One of my favorite Oxford Alice in Wonderland connections is the Christ Church’s Great Hall,” she says. “It’s lined with stained glass windows depicting the characters from the book and whenever I visited, I liked to pretend I was the only one who knew they were there.”
Here are some of the windows that “Alice” describes: