Theatre-at-Tusculum will present the award-winning and critically acclaimed musical revue “A… My Name is Alice” during the last two weekends of February.
The production, featuring more than 20 songs and sketches, will be performed at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-27 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Feb. 21 and 28. All performances will be in the David Behan Arena Theatre on the lower level (side entrance) of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum College campus.
The show gets its unusual name from the way in which each of the cast members introduces herself by reciting an adult update on the children’s ABC nursery rhyme.
“Alice” explores the many facets of women’s lives with insight, empathy and self-deprecating humor. Sophisticated, bawdy, funny and insightful, the revue portrays friends, rivals, sisters, mothers, business professionals and more. Due to the adult content of the some of the scenes, the production is not recommended for ages 13 and under.
Conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd and written by a variety of writers, lyricists and composures, “Alice” was first introduced in 1984 at the American Place Theatre in New York as part of its Women’s Project and enjoyed a long run at the Village Gate Off Broadway.
Theatre-at-Tusculum’s Director Marilyn duBrisk has enlarged the original cast of five women to include 17 women and four men. The cast includes nine Tusculum college students – Paige Hudson, Allison Harris, Sabine Azemar, Kayla Desiree Jones, Amanda
Lee Huylebroeck, Julian Robinson Parks, Billie Jennings, Brianna Cox and Brian Ricker. Other cast members include locally known actresses Angela Bride and Paige Mengel.
Production staff includes vocal director Angie Clendenon, accompanist Susan McNabb, costume director Barbara Holt and Frank Mengel, staging. The sets, lights and costume crew are Tusculum College students. Suzanne Greene is serving as stage manager.
Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors 60 years of age and over. For more information, contact Tusculum College Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://arts.tusculum.edu.