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Pitt Rep Presents World Premiere of ALICE, 3/24-4/3

Pitt Rep presents the World Premiere of Alice, a Darkly Fanciful Take on Lewis Carroll's Long-Adored Tale

What: Alice by Emilia Anderson and Tamara Goldbogen , presented by University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre
When: March 24-April 3
Where: Studio Theatre (located on the basement of the Cathedral of Learning)
Tickets: $7-$22
Please call 412-624-PLAY (7529) (Monday-Friday, Noon-5 p.m.) or visit http://www.play.pitt.edu/shows/tickets.html

About the shows:
Follow Alice as she plummets into a parallel universe where rabbits drink tea, cats spout philosophy, and the characters depicted on playing cards try to chop off your head. For nearly 150 years, Alice's surreal adventures have amused and haunted audiences of all ages. Amid the offbeat, quirky musical stylings of Buddy Nutt, breath-taking puppets share the stage with live actors to bring this new circus-inspired vision of Wonderland to life.
As a special offering for younger audience members, the cast of Alice will host a post-performance Tea Party after each matinee (March 27 & 28, April 3). Children (and accompanying adults) holding a ticket to that day's performance will have the chance to meet Alice and the wacky Wonderland characters while partaking in a zany Wonderland-style tea party.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts (founded in 1982) offers the BA, MA, MFA and PhD degrees in Theatre Arts. All faculty members are active in both teaching and artistic / research activities. The department shares a philosophy of theatre education, the chief feature of which is the firm conviction that theory and practice, academic and creative work, and educational and professional theatre must be integrated for a successful program of theatre education. The University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre is the department's flagship theatre company with performance spaces in the landmark Stephen Foster Memorial and the Cathedral of Learning. www.play.pitt.edu.

Buddy Nutt is a songwriter and one-man band who plays a vast and eclectic array of instruments ranging from the gut-bucket bass to the singing saw to the ukulele. Born in Texas, Nutt learned to play the saw from his mother while growing up in Nashville. Now based in Pittsburgh, Nutt's music blends elements of many styles including folk, bluegrass, and jazz into his contemporary one-man performance. According to the Pittsburgh City Paper, "Buddy Nutt's expanding bag of musical tricks is going to entertain anyone with an informed sense of whimsy and the nostalgia for a simpler life, away from cell phones and the Internet."

 


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