Alice @ Wonderland

Six Week Theatre Camp
Beginning in January. 2020
Cost: $350
M,T,TR, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Camp Dates: Jan. 27, 28, 30, Feb. 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, Mar. 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14
Ages: 9 – 18
Final Performances: March 13, 14
Orpheum Theater – Downtown Sioux Falls

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What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts. The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure. A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, modern style and appeal to both children and adults.

Director Bio: Jordan Deffenbaugh is a graduate of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film and the former Artistic Director of the Haymarket Theatre in Lincoln, NE. He has traveled the country and the world working on many projects, including directing his own adaptation of Alice in Wonderland at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ, assistant directing Much Ado About Nothing at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder, CO, participating in the Advanced Actor Combatant Workshop at the National Stage Combat Workshop in Winston-Salem, NC, and launching a nomadic theatre company called Nomades in Chicago, IL. His acting credits include Hamlet, Who’s There?, Taming of the Shrew, Phoenix Closer, Proof, The Maiden’s Prayer, Daisy Pulls It Off, The Three Musketeers, Iphigenia 2.0, Lady Windermere’s Fan, You Never Can Tell, and Kung Fu Hamlet.  His directing credits include Hamlet, The Outsiders, Killer Joe, Annie, Mulan Jr., The Island of Doctor Moreau, It’s a Wonderful Life, Robin Hood, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Twelfth Night, and Young Frankenstein. He also directed four of his own scripts: Super Academy, Detective Quantum, and adaptations of Alice in Wonderland and The Inferno. Jordan is also a certified actor combatant in the Society of American Fight Directors with all 8 weapons (unarmed, knife, single sword, rapier/dagger, broadsword, sword/shield, quarterstaff, and small sword) and a firearm wrangling permit.