‘Alice vs. Wonderland’

WCHS play performances begin Friday at Prem Sahai Auditorium

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra The White Rabbit, played by Derek Krieger, and Alice 2, Maren Borer, rehearse for ‘Alice vs. Wonderland’ Tuesday afternoon at Webster City High School.

Students at Webster City High School are taking a new spin on an old classic. Preparations for Alice vs. Wonderland are well underway with performances beginning Friday.

Angst-ridden adolescent Alice unwittingly trades places with Mary Ann, the Wonderland version of herself. Now Alice must travel through a fantastical teenage dreamscape, challenged by Carroll’s canonical characters every step of the way. Transforming every time she eats or drinks, Alice is played by six different actresses, each evoking a different aspect of adolescence. Together, they paint an entrancingly surreal portrait of a teenage identity crisis.

Cast: Mary Ann – Kyra McKee; Alice 1 – Gianna Borer; Alice 2 – Maren Borer; Alice 3 – Hannah Plain; Alice 4 – Daniel Blankenship; Alice 5 — Tweedledee – Charlotte Judkins; Alice 6/Black Dahlia — Kylie Lantz; White Rabbit — Derek Krieger; Duck – Codey Berg; Dodo/Flower – Anna Atchison; Door 1/Lory/Flower – Lexi Boyd; Door 3 – Avie McBurney; Pat the Lizard – KeVon Edwards; Mouse/Tweedledum – Rachel Derrig; White Knight/Knave of Hearts – Jacob Wagner; Caterpillar 1- Katie Greenfield; Caterpillar 2 – Katilynn Seeley; Flower/Cheshire Cat – Meywelyn Enriques; Flower – Josi Hines; Mad Hatter – Karen Neddermeyer; March Hare – Lacey Westberg; Queen of Hearts – Izzy Hooker; King of Hearts – Tanner Cross; Seven – Jake Lahr; Door 2/Flower/Two – Karina Reyes.

Show times are Friday, Nov 3, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov 4, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov 5, at 5 p.m. at Prem Sahai Auditorium at the Webster City High School. Tickets cost $5 for ages 10 and above. Students with activity passes and children under the age of10 years old are free.