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Loyola Academy Presents: "Alice in Wonderland"

Loyola Academy Performing Arts and Thespian Troupe 4729 performed Alice in Wonderland to delighted audiences on March 24 and 26, with a special matinee for students from Pope John XXIII, St. John Brebeuf, and St. Mary of the Woods Catholic grade schools on Friday, March 24. Based on the classic novel by Lewis Carroll, when Alice falls into a rabbit hole she is thrown into a world of whimsy. As she adventures through this new world, audiences experience the trials and tribulations of growing up.
“Nonsense…pure nonsense… that is what you are in for as you follow Alice down the rabbit hole. Over the decades, this book has been adapted into many forms of entertainment, and each production has its own message to its audience. In our production, as Alice finds her way through the Tulgey Wood, onward to the Queen of Hearts’ croquet match and beyond, we hope audiences see the difficulties, the wonder, the confusion, and the celebration of growing up,” wrote Theater Teacher Mr. Geoffrey Arndt in the show’s program.

Notably, the costuming department worked with Loyola alumna Maria Varela ’16, a textile artist who studied fashion design at Columbia College, to design the Queen of Hearts’ dress. Varela earned her MA in textile design from Bath Spa University in England in 2022.

Congratulations to the cast, crew, and production staff who worked tirelessly to bring this wonderful story to the Loyola community!

Alice: Katie Dimberio
Mama: Chloe Molins*
Sister/ Mirror Alice: Lucy Kirkland
Sister/ Dormouse/ Dee: Aubrie Sese
White Rabbit/ Caterpillar: Margot Burm
Red Queen/ Rose: Jaqueline Willer
White Queen/ Hydrangea: Evelyn Pricco
Humpty/ Lion: Colin San Roman
Cheshire Cat: Kate Sipchen*
Hatter/ Dum: Tommy Grant
Hare/ Unicorn: Matty Erickson
Knave of Hearts/ Red Knight: Augie Hammerle
Queen of Hearts/ Caterpillar: Hannah Beil*
King of Hearts/ White Knight: Ian Elliot*
Ensemble: Nick Bobay, Tatum Clarke, Emma Grohmann, Jonathan Hernandez, David Reyes, Maya Vanek

Production Staff
Director: Mr. Geoffrey Arndt*
Assistant Director: Katie Roach*
Set Designer/ Technical Director: Manuel Ortiz
Costume Designer: Rachel Sypniewski
Lighting Designer: Henry Muller
Sound Engineer: Bryan McNeela
Assistant Technical Director: Carl Herzog
Fabrication Artist: Ms. Maria Varela ’16
Card Guard T-Shirt Designer: Keith Brown
Director of the Performing Arts Center: Mr. Matt Leske ’05*
Assistant Director: Erin Detlefsen, Lily Fitzgerald, Jillian Grinko
Stage Managers: Jenna Crosswhite, Cecelia Litgen, Lauren McManus, Keira Parades, Leah Stein, Pola Swierzbinkska
Sound Crew: Emma Hernandez, Ben Olsen, Sydney Smith
Lighting Crew Head: Megan Bailey*
Lighting Crew: Michael Dziekan, Liam Kelly, Naomi Kidane, Katie Mueller, Ben Olsen, Nicole Patchin, Cate Rode, Amelie Rubino
Costume Crew Head: Rachel Lindeman
Costume/ Wardrobe Crew: Elizabeth Benvenuto, Margaret O’Dwyer, Alexandra Poulos, Karin Prince, Hannah Sheehy, Fiona Snyders, RJ True, Lizzy Xanos
Properties Crew: Emilia D'Anniballe, Jesal Patel
Construction Crew Head: Parker Lofstrom
Run Crew: Ana Bradley, Decker Clemente, Angelina Denic, Emilia D’Anniballe, Jack Joyce, Yusra Kahn
Construction Crew: Ana Bradley, Decker Clemente, Angelina Denic, Jack Joyce, Yusra Kahn, Liam Kelly, Ellory Madison, Katie Mueller, Tom Mewborn, Abbey Riekse

*Denotes a member of the International Thespian Society Troupe #4729

Click here to view a copy of the show’s program.

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