|Lookingglass Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium present|
|Adapted and directed by David Catlin
Adapted from the stories of Lewis Carroll
at Water Tower Works, 821 N. Michigan (map)
through September 12th | tickets: $32-$64 | more info
reviewed by Katy Walsh
Shoes drop, floors open, balls fly, it's a typical vaudeville-circus-magic show-theatrical extravaganza. Lookingglass Theatre presents Lookingglass Alice, the adaption of the classic fairytales that also gave birth to the theatre company's name and mission - Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventure in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass". Alice swallows a 'Drink Me' potion that sends her on a fantasy journey. She interacts with nonsensical characters like the Red Queen, Cheshire Cat, and Mad Hatter. Unlike most childhood fable storylines, Alice isn't looking to be rescued by a prince. She wants to experience life, meet interesting people/talking animals and become queen. Lookingglass Alice is the perfect illustration of independent thinking for the next generation. Lookingglass Theatre imagines Alice's adventures as a whimsical array of slapstick, aerial, hocus-pocus and dramatic spectacle.
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