Carson High School to present Alex, Through the Looking Glass |

Carson High School to present Alex, Through the Looking Glass

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Carson High School Theatre Arts students Trevor Young, Marion Haffey and Trinity Beard rehearse Alex, Through the Looking Glass.
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Carson High School Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of Alex, Through the Looking Glass, a modern adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ Alice in Wonderland and Alice, Through a Looking Glass is adapted and written entirely by the Carson High School Intermediate and Advanced Theatre students to include some of today’s modern social issues. The play will run Dec. 1-2 at the Brewery Arts Center.

Alex, Through the Looking Glass is inspired by the original Alice story, but is told through the eyes of Alice’s younger sibling, Alex. Written by the CHS Theatre Arts students, Alex follows their infamous sister through Wonderland, exploring social issues many teenagers face in today’s world such as suicide, anxiety, mental illness, drug abuse, and gender identity. Through their trials, Alex and Alice discover the power of love and acceptance to heal even the deepest of wounds.

Directed by senior Charlie Moser and junior Angela Cirone, Alex, Through the Looking Glass features the talents of more than 20 Intermediate/Advanced Theatre students both onstage and off. “In our ever-changing and often frightening world, our students have a lot to talk about,” commented CHS Theatre Arts instructor, Andie Wilkerson. “By giving them a chance to create their own characters and stories, we empower them to explore the issues that matter most to them and express their ideas in creative, productive ways.”

Performances of Alex, Through the Looking Glass will run Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Brewery Arts Center Maizie Harris Jesse theatre located at 449 W. King St., Carson City. Admission is free with a donation to the families of the Veterans’ Day car accident victims.

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