Firestone Theatre and the Akron School for the Arts are housed at the Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. We present a full season of award-winning plays and musicals that provide meaningful experiences for students both onstage and off. Our nationally-recognized academic theatre education program is a challenging and comprehensive course of study for the serious high school student. Our facility is state-of-the-art and offers students the opportunity to practice their craft both onstage and off.

Alicia from the Real in Wonderland

by Carlos-Manuel
Loosely based on "Alice in Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass." "Alicia from the Real in Wonderland," by Latinx playwright Carlos-Manuel, tells the story of a 16-year-old who decides to run away from home because of a disagreement with her mother. As she packs her stuff, she sees a White Rabbit and follows him. Soon, Alicia finds herself in a world full of “wonders,” with plants that talk, a philosopher caterpillar that discuss the meaning of reality, a mysterious cat that glows in the dark, a pair of mischievous twin sisters who always contradict themselves, and of course, a Mad Hatter, an over-the-top Queen of Hearts, and a Jabberwocky that everyone is terrified of for no reason. All these well-known, but also unique characters, have one goal in common—to help Alicia realize that running away from home and her problems is not a solution.

On Sale Through

Oct 29, 2023 at 12:00pm

Run Time

90 Minutes


The Black Box Theatre

Akron School for the Arts at Firestone CLC


Box Office Contact


1 hour prior to performance


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Accessibility Offerings

Wheelchair Seating

Service Animals Welcome

All Gender Restrooms

Nursing Mothers and Changing Stations

Relaxed Performances will be Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 PM and Sunday, April 24 at 10:00 AM. Large Print Materials available upon request.

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