When visiting Oxford in this 150th year, as I’m sure everyone will <wink>, you might want to partake of the official Visit Oxfordshire city tour called “When Alice Met Harry”, which is a tour of all the significant Alice spots, and includes a dash of Harry Potter. What could be better?
There was a discussion of Alice at 11am ET on February 25 on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. Special guests Rosemary Jann – professor of English at George Mason University, John Pfordrescher – professor of English at Georgetown University, and Lizzie Skurnick editor-in-chief Lizzie Skurnick Books.
Also be sure to check out the article on Alice in video on her show page.
Walt Disney’s animated Alice is going to be showing at the El Capitan theater on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles for one night only February 12, 2015, as part of their Throwback Thursday series. Don’t be late if you want to see it!
So great news for Carrollians, the larger world is starting to notice that this year is the 150th anniversary of AAIW. And what better way to start than with a nice article in the New York Times.
Our good friend and past-president of the UK Lewis Carroll Society has created a centralized site for all items pertaining to the 150th anniversary celebration of our favorite book. Updated daily, this site is must see TV – or something like that 🙂 Invaluable resource to be sure.
This just in: The Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston is mounting a new Alice musical. Starting last Friday and running weekends through November 16th, tickets available here. From their press release:
This new adaptation sends us on a fantastical coming of age adventure. Alice, relying on her wit and empathy, must negotiate the seemingly arbitrary rules of polite society; the tea parties, the poetry recitals, the croquet matches, and the important dates with royalty. In this distorted adult world of Wonderland, will Alice retain her dreams when pressured by the capricious nature of conformity?
This new musical adaptation of the stories “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice through the Looking Glass” by Stoneham local, Andrew Barbato, offers a fresh musical perspective on the satirical vignettes drawn up by Lewis Carroll. Barbato, who has graced local stages as an actor, has been writing plays since he was a teen. “WFT has been an instrumental force in my artistic development and I feel lucky to have been mentored by founding members Jane Staab and Susan Kosoff,” says Andrew. “Places like WFT replenish my soul and remind me that the journey is much richer than the destination.
A nice review of the show appeared in the Boston Globe on Oct 22nd.
This sounds fun for Halloween (my fave natch). The town of Cedartown, GA will be puttin’ on a show, with a holiday theme accentuating its inate Alice-ness.
Cedartown residents have the chance next month to be tricked and treated to an original theatrical production written, directed and starring hometown folks. A cast of more than 60 local actors and actresses will perform “Alice in Nightmareland” on Saturday, Oct. 18. Showtimes are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission.
Described as an Alice-in-Wonderland-meets-Tim-Burton performance, the show director, Roland Chandler, describes it as a family event. “It’s kind of a creepy but fun show with lots of laughter. Definitely a family-friendly show. It’s not like a gory spook house, it’s a great plot with great actors.”
If you live in the area, this sounds like great fun. Go, and tell us all about it!
Some of you may have seen this picture floating about on Facebook last week. Now all of the Books About Town BookBenches will be auctioned off for charity on October 7th – just 5 days from now! Get yourself the Alice bench and you’ll be the envy of Carrollians everywhere.
Starting tomorrow and ending November 2nd, Upended Productions is remounting its interactive Alice show in the Chicago suburb of Andersonville. As their website puts it
“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.”
Originally produced in 2004, this new production looks to be better than ever. Weekends starting at 1p and running every 15 minutes. Tickets here. Part of Chicago Artists Month.