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City Lit Theater
2nd Floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
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several good restaurants near by Francesca and Little Vietnam would be my choice but good Mexican and Indian restaurants also on street Lots of BYOB choices
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Several ethnic restaurants on Bryn Mawr for a quick bite before the theater.
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"Alice's Adventures Under Ground"
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3.3 average rating
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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Although the actors, particularly the two male supporting roles, were quite good, the play itself felt flat and unimaginative. It was essentially a straight re-telling of the Alice in Wonderland story, but without most of the fanciful elements...continued

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154 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Extraordinary acting, like in the best theaters of the world! It's a very witty and full of pre-Theater of the Absurd material, amazing play!

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Christopher Hampton’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground

Mad Hatters and March Hares

City Lit Theater has spent nearly one-third of a century (a very long time indeed) “dedicated to the vitality and...continued

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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.           

About the Ticket Supplier: City Lit Theater Company

City Lit was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1980 by Arnold Aprill, David Dillon, and Lorell Wyatt. At the time it was the only theatre in the nation devoted to stage adaptations of literary material, a form that has since become quite popular. Over 30 seasons, City Lit has explored fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biography, essays, and drama in performance, and presented a wide array of voices, from classic writers such as Henry James, Edith Wharton, Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Twain, Colette, and P. G. Wodehouse to such contemporary writers as Alice Walker, W.P. Kinsella, Lynda Barry, Raymond Carver, Edward Albee and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. As an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and a 501©3 federal tax-exempt organization, it keeps its ticket prices below the actual cost of operation and production, and depends on the support of those who share its belief in the beauty and power of the spoken written word.