The Firelands foyer near McBride Auditorium last Friday was a mass of chattering, giggling excited youngsters ready for face painting, make and wear paper hats and just having a fabulous entertaining time. Five departments at Firelands College put together a memorable event as a prelude to the Caryl Crane's Children's Theatre live production "Alice In Wonderland".
All with local Starbucks providing apple juice and coffee during intermission, as well as a free bag of books, as a national program for all those attending the famous children's story. They were treated, according to Ronald Ruble, artistic director, to one of the most colorful stage sets ever for the theater. Carol, the costume designer, David, the set designer agreed this was special, along with Jann Graham Glann playing piano background. Of note as it was raining so hard it could be heard on the roof, Ruble sent a note backstage to the children to be sure to speak more loudly to be heard over the raindrops,. It was one of our best appreciated performances, I can visualize Caryl looking down and smiling.
B. Robert Shiff