Franklin Regional goes down the rabbit-hole with ‘Alice in Wonderland’

May 3—It may not be correct to say Riley Bain was born to painting Alice from “Alice in Wonderland,” however there isn’t any doubt that she’s performed loads of analysis for the position.

“I have an obsession,” stated Bain, 17, a Franklin Regional junior. “I had an ‘Alice’ party for my 16th birthday.”

Bain will play the titular character in the Franklin Regional Thespians manufacturing of “Alice in Wonderland,” which is able to happen at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the senior highschool auditorium.

Director Richard Sunny summed the play up properly when he was giving the forged notes on a selected scene.

“It’s ridiculous, and that’s the best part,” Sunny stated.

A play stuffed with nonsense in a world the place every little thing is upside down might sound very forgiving in phrases of forgetting a line or two, however junior Elizabeth Hedden, who performs the maddest of all of them — the Queen of Hearts — stated that hasn’t been the case.

“Our entrances and exits are a lot easier, because the show has so much nonsense, that doesn’t matter,” Hedden stated. “But a lot of the ‘nonsense’ lines are also full of puns and jokes, so if you get them wrong, it can be tough to know what to do next.”

“They have to memorize the ‘right’ nonsense,” Bain stated with fun.

Hedden stated the Queen of Hearts has been one in every of her favourite roles.

“I love villains because they’re so outlandish,” she stated. “The Queen is loud and obnoxious and just runs around yelling, ‘Off with her head!’ the whole time. She doesn’t care and I love it.”

Several forged members and Sunny additionally stated the costumes for this manufacturing are amongst their favorites.

“I love the bright colors,” Hedden stated. “Everyone is dressed so differently, it’s great.”

“Alice in Wonderland” will happen at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Franklin Regional Senior High Auditorium, 3200 School Road in Murrysville. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Patrick Varine is a TribLive reporter protecting Delmont, Export and Murrysville. He is a Western Pennsylvania native and joined the Trib in 2010 after working as a reporter and editor with the former Dover Post Co. in Delaware. He might be reached at [email protected].

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