On March 15, 1924, to entertain their students, Meredith College faculty presented a play based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Gertrude Royster Sorrell, director of physical education, is credited with the idea; Ida Poteat, art professor, created the whimsical masks and elaborate costumes. The March 21, 1924 edition of the student newspaper reviewed the show: “Decidedly the hit of the season” and “Faculty in curious forms produce many laughs.”
Since 1924, the quadrennial performance of Alice, tailored for its audience of students, has become one of the most beloved Meredith traditions. Once in every College generation, students enjoy the hilarity of this literary fantasy as they struggle to identify the costumed actors. For more information from the Meredith College archives, please click here.
This Thursday alumnae will enjoy the opportunity to attend the Alice in Wonderland Dress Rehearsal and students will view the show on Friday and Saturday night.