Theatre Intime presents 'Wonderland Salvage'
Theatre Intime will present "Wonderland Salvage," an original play written and directed by junior J.D.M. Williams, at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3, and at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8-10 in the Hamilton-Murray Theater. A matinee performance also will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 10.
"Wonderland Salvage" takes place during the Christmas holiday after Sept. 11, 2001, in a pawn shop and salvage outfit in Revere, Mass. The play centers on the fraught relationships of eight people, all of whom have a stake in the pawn shop's fortunes.
Williams, a comparative literature major also pursuing certificates in creative writing and African studies, has produced several plays at theaters in Princeton and Andover, Mass. He currently is making a documentary film about his experiences this past summer in Kenya working on Swahili-language street theater for AIDS education.
Tickets for "Wonderland Salvage" are $6 for students and children; $10 for faculty, staff and senior citizens; and $12 for others. Tickets can be purchased online through University Ticketing; at the Frist Campus Center ticket office, (609) 258-1742; or at the Hamilton-Murray box office prior to each performance.
Theatre Intime's beginnings trace to February 1920, when five Princeton students staged their first performance -- a parody of the Ballet Russe -- in a dorm room. For the 1921-22 season, the group moved into Murray Hall, then a chapel used by the Philadelphia Society. Theatre Intime takes its name from the French word for "intimate," which best describes the 200-seat theater in which it performs.
The full schedule for the student troupe's 2005-06 season can be found on its Web site.