The NOLA Project is proud to partner once again with NOMA to present
Adventures in Wonderland
by Pete McElligott
an all-new, interactive adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic Wonderland tales presented all around the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA
The wonderful and fantastical kingdom of Wonderland first sprang from Lewis Carroll's mind while babysitting three young girls on an afternoon boat ride. This May, NOMA and The NOLA Project invite you to step into Wonderland yourself as you chase its eccentric characters around NOMA's Besthoff Sculpture Garden or simply take a seat at the maddest tea party in town. The NOLA Project, the theatre company that has brought Shakespeare to life in the garden for the last few years, will divide the audience in thirds, taking each group on a stupendously smart and silly adventure through Wonderland. NOLA Project playwright Pete McElligott and director Andrew Larimer (A Midsummer Night's Dream) have created a promenade production unlike anything ever experienced in New Orleans. No two visits to Wonderland will be the same! Adventures in Wonderland will run May 7-25 in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.
Follow Alice or one of her sisters down the track that fits your speed!
The Red Queen's Walking Track: In this medium-paced journey through Wonderland, travel with Esther, the eldest sister, and the brave but absent-minded White Knight as they incite a revolution in Wonderland! NOTE: This track is a walking track in which audiences will be led throughout the garden at a medium pace. No chairs or blankets allowed. We encourage you to wear RED!
The Cheshire Cat's Fast Track: Better be quick on your feet as you follow Alice and her sly guide the Cheshire Cat through the upside-down world of Wonderland. This track moves somewhat quickly as Alice is sent from place to place searching for the culprit who stole the Red Queen’s tarts! NOTE: This track is a walking track in which audiences will be led throughout the garden at a quick pace. No chairs or blankets allowed. We encourage you to wear BLUE!
The Mad Hatter's Sit-Down Tea Party: Join us for an utterly silly tea party! Carl, the youngest but boldest of the three sisters sumbles upon a Mad Hatter and March Hare in search of a third to complete their party. The three manage to tell Lewis Carroll's entire story in a hilarious and fractured fashion all their own. NOTE: This track takes place in one location in the Pine Grove. Chairs and blankets are welcome for this track only. We encourage you to wear GREEN!
For tickets, select the date you'd like to attend:
Performance dates are:
ALL PERFORMANCES OF ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND ARE SOLD OUT.
Tickets are expected to sell very quickly. You may purchase a ticket to one of the three tracks listed above. No two tracks are entirely alike, so we encourage you to visit us as often as you like. There will only be 75 tickets sold for each track per performance, meaning a smaller audience capacity (225 total) than our previous Sculpture Garden productions –– the moving around the Sculpture Garden, as well as our desire to give audiences an intimate experience, necessitates this. So please plan ahead and purchase in advance, as we expect this production to be extremely popular! Tickets are also available at NOMA's Admissions desk.
Co-Produced by The New Orleans Museum of Art
This NOLA Project production is generously presented by: