The New Acting Company's 8th Season - Alice in Wonderland

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CONTACT: Artistic Director: Stephen Michael Rondel (212) 254-3074 ext. 124

Children’s Theatre Redefined!

Adapted By Brainerd Duffield
Produced and Directed by Stephen Michael Rondel

Imagine Alice, 7 years old, born and raised in today’s Greenwich Village, New York City. From the moment she wakes up until she rests her weary head, her parents over-schedule and manage her day. With Architecture, Piano, Book Club, French and Ballet classes overwhelming her, Alice has forgotten what it is like to be a child and simply play.
Will her journey through Wonderland help her reclaim her childhood or is Alice destined to become an adult way before her time?

Come see what audience and critics have called, “the best kind of children’s theater…clever without being dull and amusing without being dumb…as entertaining for adults as is it for the children in the audience.”

When:

April 25th through May 25th, 2008 
Fridays at 7 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM & 7 PM
(No 7PM performances on Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th)

Where:

The Children's Aid Society's Philip Coltoff Center

219 Sullivan Street
(Between West 3rd and Bleecker,) Main Stage

Subways:

A, B, C, D, E, F, V to West 4th; 1, 9 to Christopher St.

Tickets:

Contact SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.SmartTix.com
Advance sale: $16 General Admission (Ages 5 – Adult)
At the door: $20 General Admission (Ages 5 - Adult) CASH ONLY

Ages:

Recommended for Ages 4 and up.

Alice in Wonderland is Produced and Directed by Artistic Director Stephen Michael Rondel, who created and founded The New Acting Company in 2000. Set & Lighting Design by Gregg Bellon, Costume Design by Mark Salinas, Art Design by Margeaux Lucas, Choreography by Daniella Rabbani and Stage Management by Andrea Ghersetich. The cast is comprised of a tight ensemble of four professional adult actors and five young actors trained directly from our program.

Here is what critics have said about us…

“The New Acting Company embodies the best kind of children’s theatre…the pacing is brisk, the writing is earnest, and the staging is savvy and sophisticated.”
-Martin Denton, NewYorkTheatre.com – Wild Thing

“Monica Flory’s script is both scrupulously faithful to Rudyard Kipling and completely original in its approach…created a vibrant, wild world…ingenious costumes, these actors may be the most convincing stage animals south of “The Lion King”…easily appeals to theatergoers.”
-Laurel Graeber, New York Times - The Jungle Book

“More than a lesson on good behavior for children. It is also a lesson on how children’s theater can be clever without being dull, and amusing without being dumb”
-Lauren Snyder, Offoffonline - Sideways Stories from Wayside School

“And you thought the cast of Spring Awakening was young!”
-Barbara Hoffman, NY Post – Once Upon a Pandora’s Box

The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving 150,000 children and their families in New York’s underserved communities with a network of services that include adoption and foster care services, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health, recreation and public health insurance enrollment. Children's Aid offers a wide range of programs in the visual and performing arts, including instrumental bands, award-winning choruses, theater, photography,” harman: how to listen” jazz appreciation, the American Ballet Theater’s “Make a Ballet” and CAS/AileyCamp dance instruction. Please visit www.childrensaidsociety.org for more information.

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