How can you resist your chance to see a steampunk Alice in Wonderland acted on stage at the Ice House, 56 River Street, Bethlehem by the students at Pennsylvania Youth Theater, May 9- 18, 2014; 7 p.m. shows on May 9 and 16, 1 and 5 p.m. shows on May 10, 17, 18.
“In putting this production together, I’ve found myself drawn to the aesthetics of Steampunk. For those of you who don’t know, Steampunk is a recent strand of speculative fiction that combines the fantastical imagining of an alternate universe with the gears, geegaws, and industrial underbelly of Victorian England” says James Peck, Professor of Theatre at Muhlenberg College and Director of PYT’s presentation of Alice in Wonderland. “In again interpreting this much-told story, I do hope my choice of a Steampunk setting adds a bit of a contemporary spice to our production. But more essentially, I hope it sends us back to the story’s roots in nineteenth-century England. It is, after all, a ramble through the dreamworld of an especially precocious, especially curious Victorian girl.”