BCHS Drama Club to present ‘Looking Glass Land’
New life is being breathed into the Drama Club at Buckingham County High School. After almost a decade, a full-length performance takes the stage on Friday, April 29, to showcase students’ talents.
Twelve actors will assume the personas of over 20 characters in the production of “Looking Glass Land,” an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s famous “Alice in Wonderland.” The play is directed by high school English teacher Kristye Moxley.
“Looking Glass Land” is a fun, fantastical place with bizarre characters who live in a world where everything is backward. Alice escapes to this magical place from the reality of her own world where she is faced with responsibilities. In “Looking Glass Land” she discovers she can become a queen.
This delightful romp through Alice’s looking glass land retains all of the familiar characters of Carroll’s original story, then introduces dozens of new ones: a baseball team, a gospel group called “The Responsibilities,” a train conductor, a peanut salesman, detectives, a Miss America pageant, star-struck tourists and plastic light-saber wielding knights. These whimsical characters aren’t much help to Alice as she advances along her chessboard journey. She must make her own discoveries about what it truly means to grow up and be the one to “make all the rules and give all the orders.”