Cameron University theatre season kicks off with comedy/fantasy “Alice in America Land”

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts begins its 2017-2018 theatre season celebrating “American Identities in the 21st Century” with “Alice in America-Land, or Through the Big Screen and What Alice Found There.” The comedy fantasy will be presented in the Cameron University Theatre on September 27, 29, 30, and October 1.  The curtain goes up on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and non-Cameron students.  CU students receive one free admission with their CU I.D.  Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 580-581-2478.

An adult look at the classic story set in present day America, “Alice in America Land” is not a children’s show. The production contains material that some people may find objectionable.

Playing the lead role of Alice is Joy Christie, Augusta, Ga.  She is joined by Lorenzo Butler, Lawton, who will play the role of Announcer; MacEwan Sanders, Lawton, as the stay-at-home Duke and Man from the Middle East; Cole Nowlin, Anadarko, as the Caterpillar and pitchman Bob Armstrong; Brandi Goldsmith, Lawton, as the PR Person; Spenser Klein, Lawton, as the Mock Turtle and Pitchwoman; Abigail Rinestine, Lawton, as the Hare and Woman #1; and Ciara Smith, Lawton, as the Cheshire Cat and Red Queen. Also in the cast are Payton Williams, Comanche, as the Dodo and White Knight; Elizabeth Propst, Lawton, as the Duchess; and Samantha Eddy, Sterling, as the Stenographer and White Queen; Kelsey Hood, Oklahoma City, as the Queen and Humpty Dumpty, and Samuel Brewer, Lawton, as the Mad Hatter and the Man in White Paper.

Making their Cameron University debuts are Morgan Hershberger, Grandview, Texas, as the White Rabbit and Woman #2; Josh France, Rochester, N.Y., as the King and Tweedledee;  Elijah Kirtin, Bronx, N.Y., as the Eagle and Tweedledum; and Shalyn Bowles, a concurrent student from Geronimo, as the Mouse. 


In addition to their roles on-stage, students Hood and Brewer are part of the technical team. Hood is the make-up designer for the producer, and Brewer is the sound designer. They are joined by Emily Whatley, Duke, designed the props. Faculty designers are Associate Professor Eric Abbott, costumes, and Assistant Professor Judd Vermillion, scenery and lights. Jacob Parkhurst, Lawton, is the stage manager.



September 21, 2017