Mars students present 'Alice in Wonderland'

November 14, 2018 Cranberry Local News

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The cast of Mars High School's “Alice in Wonderland” portrays the Red Queen's Croquet Game. They are, from left, Matthew Gourash, King of Hearts; Teressa Wesley, Red Queen; Jessie Sines, Knave of Hearts; Anna Schauble, Alice; Giovanni Mori, Mad Hatter; Morgan Kivlan, Dormouse; A.J. Scilla, March Hare; Ethan Skinner, White Rabbit; Izzy Spoores, Duchess; Hannah Primm, Frog-Footman; Madison Moan, Caterpillar; Lauren Spindler, Tweedledee understudy; Miranda Williams, Tweedledum; and Sam Branch, Executioner.

MARS — Mars High School will present “Alice in Wonderland” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Mars High School Auditorium

Tickets are $5 and available at the door. There is no reserved seating.

Go down the rabbit hole to explore Wonderland with favorite childhood characters in Charlotte Chorpenning's dramatization of “Alice in Wonderland.”

The directors are Rebecca Penn Hoffmann and Nicole Vozza.

The student director is Zachary Ottenweller.

The stage managers are Izzy Trimble and Dustin Bauer.

Chorpenning's play combines characters and storylines from both of Lewis Carroll's Alice books: “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.”

Alice, the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, Tweedledee, Tweedledum and more all partner up to save the Knave of Hearts from the Queen's wrath. Will they help him in time, or will it be off with his head?


White Rabbit, Ethan Skinner; Alice, Anna Schauble; Caterpillar, Madison Moan; Duchess, Izzy Spoores; Cook, Alyssa Machi;

Frog-Footman, Hannah Primm; March Hare, A.J. Scilla; Mad Hatter, Giovanni Mori; Dormouse, Morgan Kivlan; Mock Turtle, Annabelle Chipps;

Gryphon, Kyleigh Gianfrancesco; Tweedledum, Miranda Williams; Tweedledee, Melissa Heintzinger; King of Hearts, Matthew Gourash;

Knave of Hearts, Jessie Sines; Red Queen, Teressa Wesley; White Queen, Reagan Lloyd; Executioner, Sam Branch; and Ensemble, Katie Ball, Meredith Gaura, Gabby Joyce, Audrey Milk, Jenna Protho and Lauren Spindler.


Stage Crew: Izzy Trimble, Dustin Bauer, Alex Whitcroft, Jasmine Williams and Amanda Olesnevich.

Set Construction: Izzy Trimble, Dustin Bauer, Rachel Kaminski, Alex Whitcroft, Jasmine Williams, Catie Schneider, Macy Barshick, Anastasia Starr, Amanda Olesnevich, Nicole Kumpfmiller, Alaina Metal, Ella Southwell, Marissa Louttit, Isabel Manella, Katie Horrocks, and Leah Fleming.

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