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24 | April 12, 2018 | The glencoe anchor school Glencoe students travel through the looking glass Submitted by Lake Forest Country Day School In keeping with the topsy-turvy nature of the classic tale “Alice in Wonderland,” Lake Forest Country Day School’s recent adaptation featured 12 alices. The annual eighthgrade drama performance took place March 15 in the School’s Performing Arts Center and is the culmination of months of work by the students and drama teacher Nicole Pitman. Taking part were two students from Glencoe, including siblings Max (as Gryphon) and Naomi Fleisch (as Alice). This particular adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s story came word for word from “Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” and was first brought to Broadway by Eva Le Galliene and Florida Friebus in 1932. Their intent was to make the book come alive and capture the imaginations of adults and kids alike. At LFCDS, all students in grades 4-8 take drama. The eighth-grade production called for roles for all 40 students in that grade. “This adaptation of the play offers many different roles, however there were still not enough parts for all of our students,” Pitman said. In addition to each taking on an acting role on stage, the LFCDS eighthgrade students were responsible for building the set, running tech, creating the artwork to promote Naomi Fleisch, of Glencoe, played Alice in Lake Forest Country Day School’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” on March 15. Photos Submitted the play, designing the playbill and even sewing costumes. “Throughout the arduous process of memorizing lines, honing acting technique, and paying careful attention to both physical and vocal characterization of each role, Glencoe’s Max Fleisch (left) performs as Gryphon alongside actress Alexandra Sugrue. this incredible group of students has learned to take risks and push past their comfort zones,” Pitman said. “This year’s class, individually and collectively, has worked hard and played hard, consistently sharing their humanness, goofiness, intelligence, perseverance, and creativity.” 1/3 SOLD! VOLTZ & WAUKEGAN | NORTHBROOK 847.461.9948 Plans, materials, prices and specifications are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Architectural, structural and other revisions may be made as are deemed necessary by the developer, builder, architect or as may be required by law. 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