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ALICE

Don’t sit in the dark and wait to be entertained.  
Be Alice.  Chase the rabbit!

Photo: Johnny Knight

Photo: Johnny Knight

Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 1pm 
(with tours leaving in 15-minute intervals)  

September 27 – November 2, 2014  

Originally produced in 2004 by The Neo-Futurists, Noelle Krimm’s Alice is back – this time as the first production of Krimm’s new company, Upended Productions.  Taking place over an entire city block in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, this ambulatory, multi-disciplinary show doesn’t seek to retell the story of Alice in Wonderland (that’s been done and done again) but, instead, gives the audience the opportunity to BE Alice.  

With original work by The Neo-Futurists, ShowParty, Sophisticated Cornbread, Striding Lion Performance Group, Whiskey Rebellion Theatre Company, Greg Allen, Ian Belknap, Sid Branca, Bilal Dardai, Emmy Bean, filmmaker Logan Kibens, David Kodeski, Noelle Krimm, visual artist John Randle, Dina Walters, Josh Zagoren (Chad the Bird), and many more….

Recommended by The Trib, The Sun-Times, The Reader, Newcity Stage and more, here’s what some of the critics had to say about 2004’s Alice.

Upended Productions’ Alice – The reviews are in!!

Stage and Cinema Raves!  

“Throughout the whimsical and comic episodes, there are consistent reminders of the subjective nature of reality, a medicine that goes down easily, delivered as it is with a bit of sugar—not pepper—and a wry touch. Attend Alice with an open spirit and light heart, or arrive as a grump and a cynic and leave with a smile and a less-heavy step nonetheless.”                    -Erika Mikkalo                                                    

Recommended by New City!  

“Other standout vignettes include the most interactive portions, like the tea party and croquet game led by the ShowParty! collective. A headier but equally captivating highlight is the eleventh chapter from Sid Branca & Amanda Fink, staged in a pet supply shop, wherein the trial over the tarts becomes a sort of nonsensical polemic attack on meaning and ownership while revealing much truth through almost aggressive wordplay.”                                                              - Raymond Rehayem                                                                               

Recommended by Chicago Theatre Review! 

“But Alice is more than its ambulatory conceit—it also features witty and imaginative writing that gets to the emotional core of the original. Chad the Bird’s meditations on humans and animals seemed both apt and fitting for a story that is filled with many anthropomorphic animals. A final scene towards the end of the play poses a choice between dreams and the reality that inspires them. Alice is ultimately a fun production that is at times unfaithful to the letter of the original, but fully faithful to its spirit. It invites you to stroll through its Wonderland, but urges you to eventually wake up, refreshed, from the dream.
                                                                                            - Ivy Perez

And perhaps most importantly...

10-year-old theater critic Ada Grey of Ada Grey Reviews For You had a blast!

“People who would like this show are people who like bunnies, insanity, and lollipops. I think should definitely see this show. It is so funny, and I had so much fun, and I think you should bring all your best friends to it because they will have a lot of fun. It is basically like you get to go on the experience of going to Wonderland with your friend.”                               -Ada Grey


Upended Productions' Alice is part of Chicago Artists Month 2014, the 19th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. 

For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.