THEATER: Roxanne Fay Stars in “Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland” [Berkshire on Stage]

June 6th, 2016, 1:00 pm by Sara
Roxanne Fay plays an 80-year-old Alice in Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland.

Roxanne Fay plays an 80-year-old Alice in “Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland.”

Award-winning playwright/performer Roxanne Fay, whose Home Fires Burning was cited at one of the highlights of the Capital Region theater season in 2015, returns to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only in a brand new work called Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland. This New York premiere – only the second production the play has ever received – opens on Thursday (June 9) and runs Thursdays-Sundays through Sunday, June 19.

Originally commissioned by the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida and premiered there on May 24, 2016 as part of the museum’s “Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination” exhibit, Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland journeys through the surreal worlds of memory, sin and absolution within the mind of Alice Liddell, Lewis Carroll’s original muse and the inspiration for his timeless stories.

It’s 1932, and the very grown up Alice is having a new adventure; she is coming to America. Though on the surface her trip is to attend the centennial celebrations surrounding Carroll’s 100th birthday, her true purpose is much more personal, more frightening and more visceral. Is she merely entertaining old memories? Is she seeking absolution for the past? And from whom? Is there still a chance for her to re-enter Wonderland one last time?

Post continues below...
Advertisement

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage