CCAC Production to be Staged at Rector

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Aubrey Little, as Alice, goes on trial in a scene from Alice in Wonderland
TD photo/Jane Gatewood

Fans of community theater in northeast Arkansas are encouraged to make their plans for the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22, and purchase tickets for the upcoming production. Thanks to the efforts of the Clay County Arts Council, Alice in Wonderland will come to life on the stage at Rector Community Center for three performances. Opening night is Friday, Sept. 21, with a 7:30 p.m. performance followed by Saturday’s matinee performance at 2:30. The closing show will be presented at 7:30 Saturday evening.

In preparation for what is traditionally called Tech Week, the week before the curtain goes up, 22 adults and children who have one role or another in the community theatre production filled the front half of the Crockett Multi-Purpose Room recently as they prepared for a 5 to 9 p.m. rehearsal.

“We’ve got a lot going on tonight,” said director Quinton Mauldin. “Set is being constructed, back drops requiring paint are resting atop clear sheets of painters tarp, cardboard boxes are turning into floral hedges, scenes with problem areas are being addressed, and props are being gathered.”

Set construction expert Perry Baker arrived and was joined by Mike Lynn and Tommy Willhite. The cast began rehearsal. “Act 2: Scene 2 to start,” announced Quinton and those involved took the stage. The cast followed with two run-throughs of “The Trial” scene before breaking for supper.

“We’ll run the entire play beginning at 7:30,” announced the director.

Tickets may be purchased at the Rector Water Office on Stewart Street or by calling Linda Robinson at 870-595-3035. The online portal for purchasing tickets is also accessible at www.claycountyartscouncil.org and tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets are general admission, $15 each.

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