Transatlantic Youth Theatre Project Provides a New Look at Alice
Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014
An exciting piece of contemporary theatre based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale Through the Looking Glass will be showcasing at Richmond’s Georgian Theatre Royal on Saturday 9 August at 7.30pm.
Glass is written and directed by talented US author Ken Skrzesz and is the result of a project between The Georgian Theatre Royal and the Performing and Visual Arts High School Magnet Program of Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
It involves around 30 English and American students who have come together as part of a week-long International Youth Theatre Festival held at The Georgian Theatre Royal. Their task has been to create a show from start to finish that will be performed for one night only on the historic stage.
“It has been an amazing experience to see this piece of original theatre develop during the week,” said the play’s writer and director Ken Skrzesz. “The students have been fantastic and the audience can expect to see a whirlwind of text, movement and creativity in this modern take on one of the world’s best-loved pieces of children’s literature.”
“For the American group it is particularly special to be able to visit and perform this play in the town where Lewis Carroll actually went to school,” he added.
After Saturday’s show, Ken Skrzesz will host a Questions and Answers session and talk about this transatlantic project, as well as his role as writer and director.
All tickets for the performance and talk are £5 and are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via the booking system on the theatre’s website: www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk