CURIOUSER & CURIOUSER

Genre: Drama, Festival
By Drama of Works, as part of the Alice in Wonderland Puppet Festival

"curiouser & curiouser" is written by Gretchen Van Lente, using text from Lewis Carroll, Charles Dodgson and Alice Hargreaves. The piece is directed and designed by Gretchen Van Lente. Lighting design is by Jeanette Yew; with costume assistance by Vita Mechachonis and set assistance by Markus Maurette. The piece stars Amy Carrigan as Alice, *Talaura Harms as Mrs. Liddell, *Jason Howard as Dodgson, Adam Sullivan as Carroll and Meghan Williams as Miss Prickett.

* Actors appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

"curiouser & curiouser" was written and adapted using text from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Dodgson's diary entries and Alice Liddell's memoirs. The piece surrounds Lewis Carroll, Dodgson's alter ego, who investigates what could have possibly gone so wrong between Alice and Dodgson to destroy the very friendship that created him. The Alice puppet plays chess with tables in outrageous hats, is scolded by white rabbits made from handkerchiefs and takes boat rides with playing cards. Alice Liddell is represented by a sweet and disjointed doll-style puppet made from doll parts. All other characters come to life through toys, objects and furniture, and the occasional piece of cheese. Drama of Works uses puppetry, original music and songs, object theatre and physical theatre to create the landscape of curiouser & curiouser.

"Gretchen Van Lente's ‘curiouser & curiouser' is a wonderful deconstruction of the Alice in Wonderland story, illuminating the complex and mysterious relationship of its author Lewis Carroll/Reverend Charles Dodgson and his muse Alice Hargreaves. With actors and puppets Gretchen has created a theatrical production that is extremely engaging, insightful and ultimately very entertaining!" —Richard Termine, former artistic director, The O'Neill Puppetry Conference

For festival information: http://www.dramaofworks.com/alice

Cast: Amy Carrigan, Meghan Williams, Adam Sullivan, Talura Harms

Open:   09/19/07
Close:   10/07/07

Schedule:
“curiouser & curiouser” plays at 7pm Wednesdays-Fridays 9/19-10/7, plus 7pm on 9/29 and 9/30 and 2pm on 10/7. There will be a special Q&A after opening night (9/19) with the director Gretchen Van Lente, cast and the Lewis Carroll Society of North America's president Andrew Sellon.
Theater:   Here Arts Center
Address:   145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: C,E to Spring Street; south to theatre

Cost:$18.00; $15.00 when buying more than one
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Company: Drama of Works         Official Web Site: www.dramaofworks.com