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THROUGH OUR LOOKING GLASS

MISSOURI EASTERN CORRECTIONAL CENTER (MECC)
PACIFIC, M0 - SPRING 2018

PLOT SUMMARY

In the classic children’s book, young Alice trips down a rabbit hole, then through a looking glass - traveling into a new and strange land where often, nothing makes sense - she must learn to creatively and effectively negotiate an often-disorienting alternate reality.  From the stories of her travel to an unfamiliar world, the men of the Theatre Ensemble Missouri Eastern Correctional Center investigate this powerful metaphor to inspire their own poetry, and performance.  This collection of original writings will articulate their perceptions of entering the unknown and the challenging worlds of prison, rehabilitation, and re-entry. 

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“This performance exceeded all expectations. The actors incorporated all emotions including laughter. Sadness, anger, happiness. Very impressed.”

“Thank you for offering this program to my son. This gives me hope and encouragement going through this difficulty time and the anxiety of separation. He is so proud of the play and so am I. Again, thank you for doing this for our family and friends.”

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