POTSDAM, NY (10/20/2017) (readMedia)-- Community Performance Series will present a family theatre production of National Players' "Alice in Wonderland" on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music. Ticket prices are only $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Thanks in part to funding provided by the Maresca Family Endowment for the Arts, the Corning Incorporated Foundation and The Sweetgrass Foundation, the CPS Meet the Arts Series, which features educational and family-friendly theatre, will continue this weekend.
The National Players production of "Alice in Wonderland" evokes an Alice for our time: a precocious girl falls into a fantastic world of extravagant characters where little makes sense. To find her way, Alice charts a topsy-turvy course where every turn means a new adventure. In this 21st-century staging, cameras, projection and puppets help to tell the story of Alice's journey through Wonderland.
National Players is the touring program of the Olney Theatre Center, an Equity theater located just north of Washington, D.C. Following three months of rehearsals, the 10-member National Players ensemble opens each production at OTC before embarking on its annual tour from September thru May. Continuing its legacy as America's longest-running touring theatre company, National Players travels more than 20,000 miles each year to all corners of the country, presenting live productions and theatre education to communities of all sizes and backgrounds. National Players has performed for nearly 3 million audience members in 43 states.
"We are blessed to be presenting another National Players production. They are an amazing theatre company, creating extraordinary productions and educational opportunities for communities all across the country," said CPS Education Coordinator Patti Mason.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting the CPS Box Office, located in the lobby of SUNY Potsdam's Performing Arts Center, by calling (315) 267-2277 or by visiting www.cpspotsdam.org. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at Brick & Mortar Music in downtown Potsdam. The box office will be open one hour prior to performance time in the Snell Hall lobby.
CPS is a college-community partnership presenting world-class performing artists and arts education opportunities in Northern New York. This rich mixture of programming links communities, classrooms and audiences of all ages and preserves access to the performing arts for future generations. For more information, visit www.cpspotsdam.org.
Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam's arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu.