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HTY Presents Anime Alice at Kahilu Theatre

October 16, 2015, 12:25 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:07 PM
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An original Honolulu Theatre for Youth production, Anime Alice and Her Adventure in Wonderland, will be unveiled at the Kahilu Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Anime Alice and Her Adventures in Wonderland. Kahilu Theatre courtesy photo.

Kahilu Theatre courtesy photo.

The 4 p.m. show, directed by Eric Johnson, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, playwright Alvin Chan, and the team behind HTY.

Anime Alice is an original production inspired by Japanese theatre and eye-popping anime-inspired staging techniques.

In the production Alice, is apprehensive about her family’s move to Japan. She bypasses a Japanese travel book instead to play a game of solitaire and is soon visited by a mysterious while rabbit. She follows the rabbit down a rabbit hole to find herself in a wild anime world filled with maddening characters. In the magical world, the tea party turns into a food fight that shifts to slow motion and goes in reverse. The queen is obsessed with jan ken po and big cartoon emoticons and thought bubbles float overhead as if they were in a mad manga comic book.

Anime Alice and Her Adventures in Wonderland. Kahilu Theatre courtesy photo.

Kahilu Theatre courtesy photo.

Alin Chan, Maile Holck, Junior Tesoro, and Christina Uyeno star in the HTY production.

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HTY is a non-profit professional theatre company founded in 1955 that provides theatre and drama education programs across the state. The theatre is known as one of American’s most honored theatres.

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Tickets to the show range from $8 to $24 and are available for purchase online at the Kahilu Theatre website, by calling 885-6868, or by visiting the Kahilu Theatre Box Office.

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