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TWU Drama to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland
DENTON —The Texas Woman’s University drama program is taking its production of “Alice in Wonderland” overseas to the world’s largest arts festival — the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
TWU Drama was invited to perform Aug. 4-9 in the prestigious Bedlam Theatre, 11b Bristo Place in downtown Edinburgh. For more information about the festival, visit www.edfringe.com.
TWU’s original production, which includes a total of 40 hand and articulated puppets, is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lake Simons and John Dyer of New York. This playfully impressionistic retelling of the classic tale follows Alice (portrayed by Brandianne Kramer of Haltom City) down the rabbit hole and into a world where she encounters puppets in the roles of the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar and more.
Cast members from TWU’s original November 27 performance in the university’s Redbud Theater Complex are making the trip overseas. The ensemble cast includes Samantha Bianchini of Keller; Colleen Carroll of Irving; Tiffany Felty of Denison; Brittany Fowler of Decatur; Elizabeth Lambert of Trenton; Jill Laney of Fort Worth; Christina Williams and Gerald Young, both of Denton; Crystal Bratton of Plano; Georgana Jinks of Sachse; Dan Pucul of Sherman; and Clay White of Whiteface.
The technical crew traveling with the cast includes TWU drama students Audrey Lewis of Watauga; Crystal Holub of Irving; Megan Endres of Gainesville; David Gutierrez of Benevides; and Chris Taylor, Taylor Reed and Susan Serota, all of Denton.
TWU faculty and staff members traveling with the students are Sharon Benge, professor and director of the TWU drama program; Dr. Patrick Bynane, assistant professor of drama; and technical director Judy Drouin.
The Texas Woman’s University drama program is known for creating productions on an international scale. In recent years, its students have studied and performed in the Czech Republic and Ireland. In 2007, they launched an original production off-Broadway in New York.
For more information on TWU’s drama program, visit www.twu.edu/soa/drama.
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