Weekend Showcase: FAIR School’s “Alice in Wonderland”
You could say the FAIR School Crystal goes mad in their production of “Alice in Wonderland.”
“The best thing is it’s all so weird,” said director Laura Mahler. “So the weird just becomes normal. It’s so fun to be in a nightmare play because you don’t have to justify a lot of your strange choices. You just get to make strange choices and then say, look it’s a dream and its a nightmare, and its part of the world, and and then everybody says, oh yeah, okay.”
The FAIR School routinely collaborates with Stages Theater for productions like these. Mahler is a drama teacher who works full time at the FAIR School and she’s also a full time employee at Stages Theater.
Students produce top-notch work by embracing their roles.
“She’s really fun to play because she has mood swings,” said Addison Molitor, who plays the Queen of Hearts. “She can either be really aggressive and angry, or happy and crazy. And so, the whole time it’s just fun being able to play her interacting with other characters. And her costume is really fun.”
The whole play comes together nicely in the intimate Fair School Crystal theater.
You can see “Alice in Wonderland” at the Fair School Crystal Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., and it is free.