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, the second production the play has ever received, opens on June 9, 2016 and plays Thursdays through Sundays through June 19 in the BST Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill.
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?
The run of Dream Child: The Trial of Alice in Wonderland begins with a special “Pay-What-You-Can” preview at 7:30pm on Thursday June 9, opens officially on Friday June 10, and plays Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00pm until June 19. Tickets are $20, $10 for patrons age 21 and under, and can be pre-purchased at BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. While advance purchase is recommended, tickets will also be sold at the door one half hour prior to each performance on a space available basis. For more information, visit BridgeStreetTheatre.org or call 518-943-3818.