For the second time this year, a Chicago company offers a reinterpretation of “Alice in Wonderland.” In the fall, the Neo-Futurists used their commitment to a theater of the everyday to create a charming site-specific experience. Lookingglass’s Alice plays to the company’s talent for spectacle: it’s an entirely different, but equally inventive, accomplishment. Opening with a through-the-looking-glass encounter between the stuttering Charles Dodgson and Alice Liddell (an encounter which is only partly available to each half of the divided audience), the production quickly morphs into a thrilling evening of physical theater. At turns explosive and lyrical, “Lookingglass Alice” keeps its performers in constant motion, whether on stilts, unicycles, or a central trapeze. (John Beer)
This production is now closed.