Theatre Intime presents 'Wonderland Salvage'

Wonderland Salvage

From left, freshman Casey Ford Alexander, junior Rodney Deavault, and sophomore Doug Lavanture are among the cast members of "Wonderland Salvage," an original play by junior J.D.M. Williams presented by Theatre Intime.

At left: Sophomore Whitney Mosery and senior Nitin Walia rehearse a scene from "Wonderland Salvage."

Photos: John Jameson

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. 

Wonderland Salvage

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