“I’m late! I’m late!” as audience members all take to their seats (or carpet) while watching the occupied rabbit weave in and out of the crowd, the lights dim and the crowd enters a world of the unknown. Alice greets the onlookers as they embark on a magical journey down the rabbit hole. 

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival kicks off their 26th season with an adaptation of Michele L. Vaca’s Alice in Wonderland. With components of the original classic story by Lewis Carroll and twists of the Disney’s animated classic, audiences are greeted by many friendly faces including the Cheshire Cat’s smile, Mad Hatter and March Hare, The Duchess, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and of course, the Red Queen.  The modern twist keeps the audience alert and active as they travel through Wonderland with Alice.
Another spectacular performance by PSF’s 2018 Young Company, the show is great for any age. Set on the intimate stage of the Schubert Theatre, children can enjoy front row seats with an on-stage carpet experience. 

Alice in Wonderland opened June 1 and runs through August 4 at the Schubert Theatre, located with the Labuda Center for the Arts on the DeSales University campus. Tickets are $13 for children 12 and under and $17 for adults. To purchase tickets, call 610-282-9455 or visit pashakespeare.org.