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Black and Brown Theatre offers bi-lingual “Alice in Wonderland”

Preview October 12, 2017 Encore Staff

DETROIT—Black and Brown Theatre, a local professional theater for theater artists of color, will partner with Matrix Teen Company to present a new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland in Spanish and English called Wonderland: La niña perdida.

The play stars local actors Marcus Caesar, Denise Davis, Maurizio Dominguez, Mike Sandusky, Myrna Segura, and Jessica Wilson as well as the stars of Black and Brown’s summer production Mamacita, Kayla Mundy and Justino Solis. This production is directed by Casaundra Freeman and stage managed by Imani Sims.

Wonderland: La niña perdida opens Black and Brown Theatre’s Classics in Color Series which takes classic plays and literature and incorporates a cast entirely composed of people of color. The series aims to enable people of color and students of color to see themselves in the classic narratives that they were exposed to in the classroom setting. The casting of these shows simultaneously encourages theater directors to rethink how they cast plays.

Actress Morgan Breon says, “I’m Black. I’m a woman. I’m an actor. But before all of that, I’m a human. Stories that speak to human experiences should be cast with HUMANS…Classics in Color is taking a stand against the societal lies that people of color are somehow exempt from human experiences.”

The play will run Oct 26–29 at the Matrix Theatre (2730 Bagley Ave, Detroit, MI) and tickets can be purchased at: www.wonderlandbilingual.eventbrite.com. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 pm and there is also a Saturday and Sunday performance at 5:00 pm. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.