Meet the Artist: Greer Patten

Who are you?  What year are you?  What are your interests?

My name is Greer Patten and I am a junior. Other than theater I am part of Homestead Publications, play lacrosse, and love to force my friends to watch Surfs Up with me. 

What exactly do you do for Alice in Wonderland?

I play Edith(Alice’s younger sister), the rose, and five, one of the cards. 

What brought you to join the cast for Alice in Wonderland?

I have done theater for practically my whole life and I love getting to do what I love while getting closer to people at the same school as me

Do you have any stories from rehearsals, practices, or crew sessions?

We use this really creepy-looking baby doll named Asphalt which can start about a hundred conversations of weird stories with that, but we just put it in weird places in weird positions to freak people out which is really fun. Also, there is one point at the end of the show when Matthew, who plays one of the Tweedles and I hold the silks and we may or may not perform the beginning of Les Mis with them. 

Alice in Wonderland is about a fantastical land with many famous characters and Alice who ventures throughout.  How have you connected to the story?  

I think it’s a really good story for people to hear, especially weird enough high schoolers because it’s all about being who you are and not conforming to what others want you to be. I just think it’s a super important message for people to hear and it has definitely resonated with me a lot. It’s also just a super fun show and we have so much fun doing it. 

You are using a script that was created at Homestead in 2015, how have you changed it?  What have you added or taken away?

Well first of all it is based on the books by Lewis Carrol, which I have learned are worlds different from the Disney movie I grew up with. We also have super fun characters such as Bill the Lizard and we’ve just added a lot of things that fit us really well and what we think is going to be the best and funniest for our audience. 

What’s one thing that is different in this play or rehearsal process than anything else we’ve done in the Homestead Theatre Department?

Since we had an ever-changing script, it’s been both difficult and really cool to get to change it along the way. Typically we have to say word for word what is in the script due to licensing but since Homestead theater wrote this one we can change whatever we want to. 

Come see “Alice in Wonderland” Oct 21 and 22 at 7pm and Oct 23 at 1pm

Purchase Tickets Here

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