Venue Details

City Lit Theater
2nd Floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
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3.3 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from HobbesGrrr
Red Velvet 35 events 16 reviews

My aunt and I saw this play together. All 5 actors were superb. The play was a little hard for my aunt to understand because she didn't know they story of Alice in Wonderland. I would recommend reading the short story "Through the Looking Glass”...continued

reviewed Sep 03 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea L
212 events 104 reviews

As always, a very literate and literary production from City Lit...wonderful acting in general, especially Lee Wichman and the fellow who played Lewis Carroll; effective and interesting set; spectacular "fight" choreography; good costumes and...continued

reviewed Sep 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Scott S.
129 events 98 reviews

done very well, enjoyed the performance

reviewed Oct 01 2011 report as inappropriate
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The Chicago premiere of an unconventional look at the unconventional adventures of a girl named Alice. Five actors play 32 characters, including many of Lewis Carroll’s most famous creations, as they explore the relationship between the Oxford mathematics tutor and the little girl who inspired his literary legacy.

Christopher Hampton is a British playwright and screenwriter whose stage credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses,__ Total Eclipse, Tales from Hollywood,__ The Philanthropist and (in collaboration with Don Black) the libretto for the musical Sunset Boulevard. He won an Academy Award for the screenplay of Dangerous Liaisons, adapted from his play.  He is the English translator of Yazmina Reza’s plays Art and God of Carnage.             **


Richard Peaslee is the composer of Marat/Sade and The Garden of Earthly Delights, among many other scores for the theatre.  He also composes for dance, including works commissioned and performed by the New York City Ballet and by Pilobolus.             

The cast for Alice’s Adventures Under Ground is Emily Garman, Edward Kuffert, Nick Lake, Morgan McCabe and Lee Wichman.           

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