With the latest Johnny Depp vehicle, Alice in Wonderland finally on the big screen, timing couldn’t be more perfect for local performance troup Dark Horse Theatre to present its own take on the Lewis Carroll story.
Billed as “A curious trip through a classic tale…,” the show is for mature audiences-only. “We say it’s for mature audiences due to some strong language and sensuality, and also because it’s a decidedly darker and more absurdist take on Alice in Wonderland,” explains Dark Horse’s Jeremy Carter. “Since the tale is so often associated with the Disney cartoon and other family-friendly versions, we just want people to know they shouldn’t bring their kids to this one.”
The performance also promises a multi-media experience including some “technical wizardry” from local videographer Peter Brezney.
Cast includes Carter (also of Teatro Latino de Asheville); Sarah Carpenter, Delina Hensley, Emily Miller, Robin Raines and Marissa Williams of LYLAS, Tom Chalmers of The SantaLand Diaries, Michael Wilson of Tommy, Bradshaw Call of NunCrackers, Joseph Barcia of Oedipus for Kids!, Bryan Morrisey of 6;14 Films and Mandy Phillips of Montford Park Players.
Shows run Thursday-Saturday, March 11-13, 8 p.m. nightly at BeBe Theatre (20 Commerce St., Asheville). Tickets are $10, cash only, pay at the door, though reservations (279-4449) are highly recommended.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter