Darkening the metaphors in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, Alice Unraveled is about an adolescent girl struggling with post-traumatic stress. Her life becomes fragmented, and repetitive, a swirling chaotic nightmare. Alice is pulled “down the rabbit hole” and into a world in which she cannot separate reality from memory, or memory from a dream.
The story follows Alice as she struggles to get through each day after a traumatic experience at a party. Everything is intertwined and tangled as the audience travels through Alice’s nightmare with her. Drifting into a world where nothing is constant, actors become set pieces and the inanimate comes to life. She circles through this terror until she finds the strength to stand up for herself and realize that it is not her fault.
Silk and Cinders: A Cinderella Story is a brand new musical for the whole family. It’s a fun and funny mash up of the classic stories “Cinderella” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. Silk and Cinders was written by Julie and Dan Izzo with music by Kelly Izzo Shapiro. In the story, a vain and foolish king rules the kingdom where Cinderella endures the abuse of her stepmother and stepsisters. The king’s son, Prince Harry, detests his father’s selfishness and greed. He wants to help the people who are struggling under his father’s oppressive rule but doesn’t know how. The Prince and Cinderella join to help each other, but things aren’t always what they seem and their happy ever after will surprise.