Members of the South Shuswap Children's Theatre Foundation rehearse a scene from Alice in Wonderland

Members of the South Shuswap Children's Theatre Foundation rehearse a scene from Alice in Wonderland

Alice with a modern twist

The South Shuswap Children's Theatre Foundation is presenting two performances of Alice in Wonderland

  • Jun. 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she encounters strange and humorous characters during her adventure in Wonderland.

The South Shuswap Children’s Theatre Foundation is presenting two performances of Alice in Wonderland, adapted from the Lewis Carrol classic, with a modern twist.

This SSCTF production of Alice In Wonderland includes a cast of 25 local children ages six to 14 who have been working since late 2013 on developing characters and their acting chops.

Director Ann Skelhorn may be familiar to local audiences from her work with Shuswap Theatre, including the recent award-winning production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged).

The first performance will take place Sunday, June 1 at the Shuswap Lake Estates community hall stage in Blind Bay.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a 6:30 performance.

The second performance will be at the Shuswap Theatre in Salmon Arm on Sunday, June 8, with the doors opening at 1:30 for the 2 p.m. performance.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under and seniors.

Advance tickets for both performances can be purchased from Steamers Coffee in the Blind Bay Marketplace, and at The Candy Vault on Hudson Street in Salmon Arm.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door based on availability. All sales are cash only.

Founded in January 2013, the registered non-profit SSCTF provides an opportunity for Shuswap youth to take part in performing or working behind the scenes in full-scale theatre productions.

By providing children with professional instruction, while fostering their own creativity, the SSCTF gives children skills and experience that they can take forward in life on whatever path they eventually choose to pursue.

The activities of the South Shuswap Children’s Theatre Foundation are made possible through the efforts of a group of committed volunteers, grants from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and sponsors.

The stage door is always open to new volunteers and the foundation is currently seeking sponsors for next season’s production.

For more information about the South Shuswap Children’s Theatre Foundation, visit their website at sschildrestheatre.com, email shuswapkidstheatre@gmail.com or call Karen at 250-515-3276.