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ESU Celebrates 150 Years of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland         Don’t Be Late for a Very Important  Date


After considerable thought, we decided it was best to postpone our special celebration of An Evening with Alice in Wonderland due to the understandably high interest in the Royals and their second year in a row in the World Series. Our Alice in Wonderland fundraiser was scheduled the same evening as the third game of the World Series. What an exciting time for the Royals and Kansas City! Of course, we will refund the full ticket price for those who purchased tickets for our Alice in Wonderland event. We are sorry for the inconvenience but please keep watching for other exciting ESU events coming in the near future.

Lewis Carroll's immortal classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published in the summer of 1865 and remains a widely beloved presence in today's world. It is one of the most frequently quoted works of fiction in the English-speaking world, standing alongside only Shakespeare in frequency of citation. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Alice's journey down the rabbit hole.

The English-Speaking Union, Kansas City Branch, cordially invites all members and friends to a special celebration honoring Alice and Lewis Carroll. An Evening with Alice in Wonderland is a special fundraising event to help support ESU Kansas City's educational programs.

WHAT: Mad Hatter Tea Buffet—Complete with a variety of savory tea sandwiches, sweets, scones, premium loose leaf tea and much more. One wine or beer ticket included. Additional wine & beer available for purchase.

Informal Lewis Carroll Readings—Excerpts from the book to experience Carroll's unique writing style.

Costume Contest (optional)—In the spirit of the season, guests are welcome to attend as their favorite English literary character or wear their Maddest Hat. Prizes to be awarded.

Movie Screening Final—Alice in Wonderland, with a star-studded cast of zany characters including Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Short, Ben Kingsley, Miranda Richardson, Peter Ustinov, and Gene Wilder. This live-action film has dazzling special effects and is a faithful adaptation of Lewis Carroll's book. This film is great fun for all ages—young and older.

WHEN: Friday, October 30, 2015, 5:30 pm

WHERE: The View Condos, 600 E. Admiral Blvd., downtown Kansas City, Mo. Map Click here

INVITE FRIENDSAn Evening with Alice in Wonderland is open to all ESU members and Friends of ESU. Invite your friends, relatives and neighbors for a great evening of fun and food.

ADMISSION: $15 per person. This covers food, beverages and other activities. There is no charge for the movie.

DONATIONS: As a fundraising program, all donations are gratefully appreciated.

RSVP: RSVP required regardless of form of payment! Please RSVP by October 26. Call Nicole Burriss to RSVP at (816) 377-7757 or email at nicole.burriss@me.com

PAYMENT: Pay online here or bring cash or a check with you.

FREE PARKING: Park on Cherry Street (west side of building) and walk around to the main entrance on east side of building. Parking on E. Admiral Blvd. or on 6th Street north of the building. Please do not park in surface parking lot directly in front of building as they are reserved.


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