Lookingglass Theatre Company's hit Lookingglass Alice

July 11, 2008 10:47:48 AM PDT
In celebration of its 20th Anniversary Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company's hit Lookingglass Alice tumbles its way down the rabbit hole for its third smash year at Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The fantasy opens this Saturday and runs through August 31. Adapted by Ensemble Member and Artistic Director David Catlin from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lookingglass Alice is a muscular, acrobatic, and dizzyingly playful show for all ages. This Alice falls, floats, flies, defies gravity and the rules of logic during her wonderland journey through the looking glass to become a queen. With a juggling Mad Hatter, a precariously balancing Humpty Dumpty, and a bumbling Knight who invents his way into Alice's heart, Lookingglass Alice revisits the stories that inspired the founding of Lookingglass Theatre Company twenty years ago. It is being produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium.

"Lookingglass Alice is an amazing collaboration between inventive design, impossible physical performance and entirely unexpected storytelling. The show gets curiouser and curiouser each time we get to work on it," says Director David Catlin.

Lookingglass Alice incorporates the company's signature style of physical theater blended with circus arts to create a breathtaking and supernatural Wonderland. Cast members returning for the run include Artistic Associate Lauren Hirte as Alice, Ensemble Member Lawrence E. DiStasi as Lewis Carroll and other roles, Jesse Perez as the Red Queen and other roles, Artistic Associate Kevin Douglas as the White Rabbit and other roles, and Artistic Associate Anthony Fleming III as various characters, including the Cheshire Cat.

For tickets and more information, visit www.lookingglasstheatre.org.


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