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City Lit Theater
2nd Floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
773-293-3682
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"Alice's Adventures Under Ground"
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atenkass
34 events
13 reviews
3 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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53 reviews
158 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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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 09 2011

UNDERGROUND WITH MADNESS

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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Description

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.             **

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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.           

Comedian Margaret Cho Blue Man Group Chicago <em>STOMP</em> <em>Crazy For You</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>The Illusionists -- Live From Broadway</em> Joffrey Ballet's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>My Fair Lady</em> <em>Thrones! The Musical Parody</em> Ballet Chicago's <em>The Nutcracker</em>