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The Alithea Mime Theatre is a company dedicated to a continuing vision of mime theatre both as a single discipline and as a multidiscipline, with an emphasis on group choreography.
The performance will present both solo and ensemble works that the Wichita Eagle has described as an “interesting change of pace”. Alithea will present comic and dramatic works accessible to all ages and will feature the talents of guest vocalists Ed Ehinger and Cristina Castaldi and pianist Gene Philley. Another work will feature cellist Stephanie Shelden and violinist Chelley Graves. Experimental film work combines with the unique choreographic vision of Alithea to present a performing arts experience that is beyond words.
In 1999, Alithea became a professional company in residence at Wichita State University. Of Johnson’s work, Marcel Marceau is quoted as saying, “I have seen his work develop the boundaries of our art.” The documentary, Beyond the Word, directed by WSU’s Greg Matthias, won a national Telly award in 2000. Chris Schull of the Wichita Eagle newspaper has described the work as an “interesting change of pace”. The Alithea Mime Theatre has been selected for the Kansas Arts Commission touring roster and has been applauded for its dynamic fusion of mime and dance, combining comic and dramatic works in a rare and unusually entertaining performing arts experience. Since 2000, Alithea has toured to international performing arts festivals in Warsaw-Poland, San Juan-Puerto Rico, Shanghai-China, and performed at the United Nations.
|$20 General Admission||Adult|
|$10 General Admission||Kids Under 12, Seniors 60+, Students, Military|