Faces lit by glowing screens dominate our world. More than ever echnology aids us and preoccupies us and for the youth of today, life without gadgets is unimaginable.

 

When a young girl dreams of owning a smart phone, her wishes come true, but the result is not what she expected. Quickly obsessed with her new toy, Alice winds up consumed, literally, by the device. Lost in the operating system of her smart phone, Alice must navigate her way through hazards and trouble with the help of various apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, that assist her as well as impeding her progress.

 

A comedic look at a serious issue, #Alice explores young peoples relationship with their technology and serves as a cautionary tale for today’s youth with regard to their phones, tablets, music players and computers.

 

#Alice performances:

 

Thursday, October 2nd 7 p.m.

Friday, October 3rd a.m. and 12 p.m. (School performances)

Saturday, October 4th 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sunday, October 5th 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

 

 

Tickets will be $12 and proceeds from the show go toward Superstar Academy’s acting outreach programs.

 

#Alice is written and directed by Zach Hanner, Executive Director of Superstar Academy, a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to provide acting instruction to area youth at low or no cost. Superstar Academy provides after school and in-school instruction, including programs at DC Virgo, Williston, Laney as well as a program for special needs students.

 

Zach Hanner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Performance Studies. He has worked as a professional actor, writer and musician for the last 23 years and is a recipient of a Wilmington Theater Award for “Best Children’s Performance” for his work on the popular weekly youth show at TheatreNOW, “Super Saturday Fun Time.” This is his 9th original show written specifically for kids.

#Alice  
A Superstar Academy original production.
October 2-5 2014 at TheatreNOW

Theatre Network of Wilmington's Educational Outreach, Superstar Academy

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