The Park Players, based in Detroit’s North Rosedale Park neighborhood, have been entertaining audiences since the 1950s. This weekend, you have the chance to see them perform once again in “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” which is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel.
The play runs all weekend. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and $12 for children ages 12 and under at the Sunday matinee. Performances will be held at the North Rosedale Park Community House at 18445 Scarsdale St., in Detroit. For advance ticket sales go here.
The Park Players began in the early 1950s as a small, exclusive theater group for the residents of the North Rosedale Park neighborhood. Since then, the Players have expanded, and are the group is made up of members from all over the metro-Detroit area.
Their first production was a minstrel show, but today The Park Players specialize in thought-provoking theater and musicals. They’ve done shows ranging from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” to “Palmer Park,” and everything in-between. The Park Players boast a policy of racial and gender-inclusive casting. Actors are not cast based on race or gender, unless the script calls for it specifically.
All Park Players performances take place at the North Rosedale Park Community House, built in 1939. Many other groups, like the North Rosedale Civic Association, also call the Community House home.
The Park Players’ production of “Alice Through the Looking Glass” takes the audience to a whimsical world full of interesting characters and nonsense. Join Alice as she travels to a new land, where you’ll meet the Jabberwocky, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Red Queen and many more characters! It’s an adventure your whole family can enjoy!
For more information on The Park Players, check out their website.