Alice’s Adventures in Funkyland @ TSD

Alice’s Adventures in Funkyland @ TSD – Oct 14 & 15

TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Keena Miller

Phone: 512-462-5328, cell: 512-658-4444

Email: [email protected]

FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2011

Keeping It More Than Just Weird at the Texas School for the Deaf

Featuring Students’ Fall Musical Performance: Alice’s Adventures in
Funkyland

Austin, Texas – OCTOBER 14, 2011 In Austin at the Texas School for the
Deaf, students present “Alice’s Adventures in Funkyland” with two
performances daily, Friday October 14, and Saturday October 15, at 1:00 p.m.
and 7:00 p.m. in the R.L. Davis Auditorium at 1102 South Congress Avenue.

Escaping her sister’s constant criticism and stifling societal expectations,
TSD’s Alice bumps into the “White Rapper”, when her curiosity takes over and
she finds herself smack in the midst of a twisted and confusing other
world.

Alice’s adventures take her on a journey into Funkyland, where she
encounters the “Mad Hater”, meets “Funky Dee” and “Funky Dum”, crosses paths
with the “Caterpicker” and faces the “Queen of Darts”, among a strange world
dotted with modern-day challenges and obstacles. Eventually, the “Cash-Out
Cat” helps Alice ultimately find her destiny and her purpose.

With retro music, dance, design and a nod to pop-culture and reality TV,
TSD’s Adventures may not be the Alice you recall from childhood. Students
adapted the original version to something more modern that they relate
better to.

Jasmina Sifuentes (TSD senior, from Austin), who plays both the parts of
Alice’s terrible sister-Sissy V, as well as the Queen of Darts, relates to
Alice’s plight. “Being pretty or popular doesn’t always prove beneficial –
as Alice finds out. Treating everyone equally, as you want to be treated, is
the real moral of Alice’s journey. And, it works that way in life”, she
says.

The Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) is the oldest continuously operating
public school in Texas. Educating deaf and hard of hearing students since
1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for
students, their families and professionals in the field throughout Texas.
With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community
at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths
and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong.
For more information about the Texas School for the Deaf, visit
http://www.tsd.state.tx.us .

WHAT: Alice’s Adventures in Funkyland

WHEN:
Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 2011
Shows at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
R.L. Davis Auditorium
Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

MORE: Tickets at the door only.
$7.00 for Adults 18 and up.
$5.00 for children 10 and older.
Kids 9 and under are free.

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