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Posted on Jul 23, 2015

‘Alice in Zombieland’ to appear on Lauzier Stage

Quincy Valley Allied Arts does it again with yet another comedy-coated summer production directed by Holly Petersen of Quincy.
Directing this summer’s “Alice in Zombieland” was just the start for Petersen, who also painted the set and made the costumes and props.
Petersen is excited to be directing her first play after acting in several productions for Quincy Valley Allied Arts and Masquers Theater in Soap Lake.
“I have the best cast,” Petersen said. “They are hilarious. We have the best time adding our own funny things and making it our own.
In “Alice in Zombieland,” Alice returns to Wonderland to find it has been overrun by zombies – courtesy of a spell cast by the Wicked Witch of the West. This topsy-turvy mash of two different storylines from the Wizard of Oz and Alice In Wonderland will surely have the audience enthralled.
Petersen chose “Alice in Zombieland” to attract the attention of young children and hopefully get them excited about theater and acting.
“We want to get a new generation interested in watching theater,” Petersen said. “The play is kid friendly. The zombies are not scary.”
“Alice in Zombieland” stars Chloe Ovenell (Alice), Shannon Slager (Dina), Sherri Kooy (Wicked Witch of the West), Kennadi Hawes (Dorothy), Pat Connelly (Queen of Hearts), Nancy Connelly (White Rabbit), Paul Slager (The Dutchess), Bob Jasmin (Mad Hatter), Eric Van Woert (March Hare) and many other players. Petersen brought in actors from Moses Lake, Soap Lake and Ephrata to join in the summer fun.
What makes this summer’s Quincy performance special is that it marks the first time Quincy Valley Allied Arts actors will perform on the new outdoor community stage in Lauzier Park.
“The stage is awesome,” Kooy said. “I don’t think it will be used (by QVAA) other than in summer, but people will be excited to come see.”
Tickets for “Alice in Zombieland” are $5 a person. All shows start at 7 p.m. Performances are July 30 at the Quincy stage in Lauzier Park, July 31 at the stage at George Community Park and Aug. 1 at White Heron Cellars in Trinidad.
Because all shows are outdoors, ticket-holders should bring chairs and blankets as needed.

 

— By Tammara Green, QVPR contributor

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